Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member opposite for his question.
Certainly the changes I announced today will enhance habitat protection. There is no question about that.
We should not be in the fields of farmers. For example, the long-running Saskatchewan jamboree was nearly cancelled after newly flooded fields were declared fish habitat, and in Richelieu, the application of rules blocked a farmer from draining his flooded property.
That is not protecting habitat. We will protect habitat.