Statement made on 02 June 2010 by Senator Grant Mitchell
Hon. Grant Mitchell:
Honourable senators, a poll today indicates that Canadians place twice as much emphasis and priority on climate change as an issue of discussion for the G8 conference as they do on the maternal health initiative on which the government has spent so much time.
That is not to say the government should not continue with its maternal health initiative, particularly in an effort to simply get it right. It does say that if the government is spending time on maternal health because it seems to be the right thing to do, there is also good reason to spend at least as much initiative, emphasis and focus on climate change in the context of the G8 summit and its agenda.
Can the leader tell us whether the Prime Minister is developing policy commensurate with the level and significance of the maternal health initiative on climate change as he approaches the G8 conference?
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