Yes. I think the government can encourage volunteering all it wants. I think a program of this type, in which it mandates it in exchange for compensation and ties it to hours, is deeply flawed, and that the way this program can be salvaged will not be through continuing with these positions as volunteer positions.
I'd also add that there are other ways in which the charitable NGO sector could be supported. Ms. Speevak spoke to some of those last time. This was not, from what I can see, what most of the folks in the sector were calling for. They were calling for different support.