Mr. Speaker, there has been a lot of commentary about how this is a different pipeline debate because this is very much a status quo pipeline. The member referenced the origins of Line 5 being built in 1953. I think of eroding infrastructure like Line 5 throughout the U.S.A. and Canada and consider the shutdown of Line 5 to be imminent.
We are in an emergency debate without an alternative. The government has failed to initiate the transition, or at the very least mitigate a worst-case scenario, and this is case in point that the status quo is not working.