Can I just do a follow-up? I tabled a petition in the House on this, which was signed by a few thousand people. I have a constituent who adopted a baby, and she didn't qualify for the maternity benefits, but I can tell you she was just as sleep deprived as anybody else. I have three living kids, and I know I've gone through this with my spouse as well. There's really no difference. It's more like a broader kind of policy issue, not specific to this, but I feel as if we're not doing enough for adoptive parents.
In that 15 weeks when you're adopting a baby, you're just as exhausted as a birth parent. I know that my wife supports the idea of broadening it and just having one leave for all parents, whether taking leave because of giving birth.... Those 15 weeks would really make a difference. It's a broader policy issue.
Lindsey Salloway, in my riding, is the one who would ask me why I didn't bring it up, so I'm making sure I do right by Lindsey by bringing it up.