Speaker: Ms. May
Time: 28/09/2022 14:04:25
Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP): Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise. As we know, our friends, colleagues and, in my case, being a Cape Bretoner, family are recovering from hurricane Fiona.
We know that five Canadian provinces were walloped with one storm. Now that is a record. We also know that as we show, speak to and, in an emergency debate, declare our solidarity with the people of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Quebec that we do so with a commitment that this is not just a story of the moment. As what happened to my colleagues and friends in interior B.C. from Lytton to Spences Bridge into Vancouver and Abbotsford, we do not turn the page when the story is over. We stay with them until their lives are restored.
May hurricane Fiona confirm our commitment to resilience and communities, and to fighting against the climate crisis.