I think this motion is excellent. It will place a bit more pressure on our Minister of Finance and the other ministers of finance, who are our partners when it comes to the Canada pension plan, or CPP.
When I spoke with public servants from the Department of Finance, I understood that there must be an agreement. A change must be made and the change must be approved by the majority of finance ministers because it's a new type of plan. It's an enhancement of the CPP.
For me, it's extremely important to protect women and ensure equality. I know you recognize this as well. I greatly appreciate your party's contribution to the House of Commons. I think many others also appreciate it.
This doesn't take away anything from what you did. However, this motion will certainly proceed more quickly. Ultimately, I don't want the Minister of Finance to leave next week without the matter having been dealt with by the committee.
It's very important that this subject matter be treated as soon as possible. At the end of the day, I don't want the finance minister ending up in this meeting with the other finance ministers and not having a certain level, not only on ourselves as a government, but also on all our partners in the provinces, to ensure that all of them know that this is important, that it was talked about in Parliament, that there is a motion on the floor, that the Liberal Party, the NDP, and hopefully the Conservatives, are all behind this idea of equality for women and for people with disabilities. This is a change that we'd like to see, and done in a good way.
I'm very supportive of this, and I appreciate Ms. O'Connell and her hard work in trying to get this together.