Mr. Speaker, I rise today in celebration of Clean Air Day.
Clean Air Day is an important part of environment week first championed by our great former Conservative Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker.
For too many Canadians air pollution is a significant health concern. That is why our government is continuing the Conservative tradition of cleaning up our air.
Our government is committed to reducing pollution and its negative effects. We are expanding the air quality health index launched in 2007. We are committed to solving the health impacts experienced by Canadians on poor quality air days.
We are also working with the provinces and other stakeholders to put in place regulations to reduce air pollution from industrial activities.
We are holding a formal dialogue with the United States to reinforce our efforts to reduce air pollution.
I challenge all members of the House to champion air quality within their own constituencies.