Thank you, Madam Chair.
First of all, I would like to say that I have enormous respect for the work done by government employees. In my opinion, in this world where we try to rationalize to the extreme, employees are usually the ones who take it in the neck.
I'm shocked by the question of the vote, which was raised by Mr. Gordon. I think that's fair game. It may have been perceived as tactless, but I think it's a power struggle. To the extent that Quebec and other federal members are involved in this power struggle, I understand the situation. I don't bear you a grudge.
Madam Chair, we now know, since you yourself raised the question, that employees are afraid of their employer. I know the extent to which they are protected and that even the Whistle Blowers Protection Act doesn't protect them enough. I've made speeches in the House for the protection period to be extended. The Whistle Blowers Protection Act provides for 60 days, if I'm not mistaken, which is unacceptable.
In closing, I'm going to ask you a quite harmless question.
If your salary were raised, would all the problems be solved?