Canada-Panama Economic Growth and Prosperity Act (Bill C-24)

Hoang Mai: Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her presentation.

With respect to this bill, does my colleague have any recommendations concerning the environment?

Elizabeth May: Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Brossard—La Prairie for the question.

A completely different approach is needed. The European Union has regulations that compel member countries to use the highest standards to protect the environment in their trade transactions.

If we did the same thing here, we would say that Panama must improve its environmental standards to be at least equal to Canada’s, and that Canada will provide trade assistance to make sure it is able to do that.