Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question.
I would simply remind him that Public Works Canada is a leader in the field of sustainable development, particularly as it pertains to green buildings.
I agree with him: the federal government must be a leader and show the way. For that matter, many Public Works buildings stand out due to the adoption of energy efficiency measures. Having been myself an employee of Public Works Canada, I know that that department has taken recycling measures in its buildings.