Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to celebrate Canada's Environment Week and Clean Air Day.
Every year Environment Week is a call to action to all Canadians to adopt a greener lifestyle.
Our government supports Environment Week and is committed to ensuring Canada's environmental health standards are among the highest on earth. Our investments under eco-action are a testament to that.
In the last 12 months our government has taken real action to protect vast amounts of wilderness land in the north. We have invested almost $100 million to help clean up environmental hot spots in the Great Lakes. We have taken action in Lake Simcoe and Lake Winnipeg to stop the spread of blue-green algae.
Environment Week is also about individuals, communities and organizations working together to preserve and protect our environment by helping to change Canadian attitudes in favour of a greener lifestyle. The protection of our environment is everyone's responsibility.
I welcome everyone to join me in celebrating Canada's Environment Week and Clean Air Day.