Mr. Speaker, as I indicated in my comments, I do not believe anyone in the chamber will vote against the motion before us. We will see when it comes to a vote.
The member made reference to climate change, the melting of the ice caps, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Other colleagues talked about the Pacific Ocean. There are also the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Winnipeg. As a province, Manitoba has 10,000-plus lakes and rivers. I believe Canada needs a national water strategy.
The Liberal Party supports the motion before us. It is a pretty straightforward motion. It would have been better maybe if it were in the form of a bill or something of that nature, but at the end of the day, we could do so much more, and we should not limit it. I am not trying to take away from the importance of the plastic microbeads.
I like to think of the bigger picture. In the bigger picture, we need to do a whole lot more in order to protect our environment and, in particular, our water. I do not believe we do enough or put enough emphasis on it. When I talk to many of my Liberal colleagues, they consistently say how important it is to have a water strategy. I know it is important to the leader of the Liberal Party and to Canadians. We should spend more time not only debating this in the House, but we should expect the government to take more action that would result in a better water strategy, everything from drinking water to fishing to those creatures that swim in our oceans and waterways.