Mr. Speaker, I support what my colleague from Marc-Aurèle-Fortin is saying.
It is clear. We should be able to move ahead on issues without stalling, or worse yet, moving backward, like the Conservatives have done on the environment.
The Conservatives withdrew Canada from the Kyoto protocol; they got rid of almost every environmental protection law; and environmental assessments have almost all disappeared, as has the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. I am repeating myself because what is happening when it comes to the environment is very serious.
They are in the process of ensuring that every scientist who works on the environment is censored. We have a lot of catch-up work to do so that we can do proper sustainable development, which is what the NDP has been proposing from the start.
Working on both the environment and the economy is part of the NDP's intrinsic values.