Madam Speaker, Bill C-9 includes provisions that would change the laws of the land with regard to the environment.
Bill C-9 would pre-empt the five-year review that we were going to do of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. It also would allow the minister to dictate the scope of environmental assessments rather than allowing for the normal assessment process. It also would weaken the participation of the public in efforts to protect our environment.
Would the hon. member advise the House why he believes this weakening of our environmental laws in Canada is in the public interest?