Thank you, Mr. Chair.
The notice of motion reads as follows:
That the Standing Committee on Finance report to the House that an order be adopted to separate Part 11 of Bill C-10 as a separate bill.
Let me explain what I mean. Part 11 has to do with so-called pay equity in public sector compensation. First, as you heard this morning, this part does not involve any additional spending or savings for the government. It is therefore not a budgetary measure. Second, if the objective is to speed up the process, it would be a complete failure.
There will actually be more court challenges, and this will slow down the process further. We are suggesting that the bill be split. If we do this, we may find out that, contrary to what I said this morning, the Liberals have some principles, if they vote to split off this part of the bill. If that happens, I will be the first to apologize in public. However, you will not be surprised to hear that I am not holding my breath.