I was intrigued by the reference to jurisdictional law-making powers. This is the classic case of strangling development in red tape. There are more criteria and more challenges for any developer who wants to come to Canada to invest in our economy. That is the problem. That is why we see record levels of investment fleeing our country. It's because we're strangling businesses with red tape and we're taxing them to death. I hope the message gets through to this Liberal government that we cannot afford to do this.
To be fair, this is a proposal by the NDP, but it's just taking it one step further, with more red tape.
What are we going to do to our economy in the long term? This is a huge step backwards. There's been a very clear signal sent to the international investment community that Canada is one of the last places right now that you want to invest in. This would just exacerbate that problem, Madam Chair.