If I could put it this way—and we only have seven minutes here—it's sort of an arse-first approach to thinking that through, whether or not you want to invest in training. I agree wholeheartedly with the minister that industry should have more skin in the game, and I would think it would be worthwhile, before we.... Nobody's going to fight over some of the entry-level positions with low-skilled wages, but in a high-tech sector like yours, people are wondering why we can't get somebody who was trained here. For somebody who's been with the company, why aren't we investing in training to have them fill that position?”
So I would suggest that your industry should start to monitor the number of dollars they invest. I don't doubt that they invest, but I think it would be a good measurable.
Mr. Parent, this comes off something that Mr. Cullen had initiated. I don't pretend to have a deep knowledge of this, but I have had interventions on it in my office. Perhaps you could just clarify.
There was no legal obligation, more so a moral obligation, on the part of the government, and they fulfilled that moral obligation with retroactivity back to May 2012 in the wake of the Manuge decision. But what I'm hearing from people in my riding is this. Why didn't they go back to when the charter was initiated in 2006?
Are you hearing those same rumblings? Is there a constituency out there advocating for that position?