Madam Speaker, I live in a coastal community. I know the immediate threat to our oceans and coastal communities is serious and urgent. I know the member has children, like myself, and cares deeply about the future of our oceans and our country. While the Conservatives were in power, they only protected 1% of our oceans through marine protected areas.
Does the member believe there is a sense of urgency for us to create more marine protected areas so we can meet the international agreements to which we have committed?