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Jack Layton’s second and third questions today.

Hon. Jack Layton (Toronto—Danforth, NDP): Mr. Speaker, will they stop already. The Prime Minister and defence minister cannot spin their way out of this one. The Chief of Defence Staff just contradicted everything that they have been saying in this House time and time again. The minister claimed there was no proof of abuse. He was wrong, and he should take responsibility and resign, and if not, the Prime Minister should demand it today.

Hon. Jack Layton (Toronto—Danforth, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister is clearly skating on this one. Let me talk about what our Canadian winter Olympic athletes are saying about climate change … Mr. Speaker, the fact is that the pressure is increasing on the government to take action on climate change. It is global. Here is what our own athletes in the winter Olympics have to say: Many of us are already seeing the impact of climate change on our beloved winter sport. We can’t sit on the sidelines when solutions exist.” Does the government even realize that our winter sports are at risk because of climate change?