Mr. Speaker, the one thing I want to make clear tonight is that Canadians told us loud and clear they want a system that protects the environment, the health of our communities, and supports economic opportunities and growth. The Impact Assessment Act does just that.
It creates a new, fairer and more balanced system for reviewing and approving major projects. That is vitally important for growing the economy in Alberta, Saskatchewan and all across the country, for protecting the environment and for improving the quality of life for Canadians.
While our intention is not to reopen the legislation for amendments, we are open to constructive suggestions and discussions moving forward as we look to implement the new law.
I would like to add that if my hon. colleague would like to meet with me and have a frank discussion, I would very much welcome that. His passion came through tonight. I know that people in his riding and in the entire province are having a hard time, and it would be a pleasure to sit down at a time of my hon. colleague's choosing to discuss that further and figure out how we can do better.