Mr. Speaker, the tracking of contaminants, the evaluation of contaminants is something that governments have been doing through a chemicals management plan for some time. It is an ongoing process and is often a cumbersome process because there are so many chemicals in our environment. Previous governments have maintained that process and I hope this legislation will put an additional focus on the need to take action with respect to contaminants.
A study on contaminants in drinking water was published in the spring by a working group of experts. All of this should inform, I would hope, government action to evaluate contaminants that could be dangerous to our health and act on the conclusions that are the result of that examination.