Mr. Chair, I have a deep amount of respect for my friend Minister Duclos, but I also have limited time, and he has an ability to really stretch, so I'm just going to bring it back to my line of questioning, if I could.
I want to shift gears a bit about the expectation for the full implementation of the Pay Equity Act. As the President of Treasury Board will know, there is a significant Black class action lawsuit that identifies as a particular point of interest and negotiation the ability for self-declaration and a call for the federal government to amend the self-declaration of “visible minority” to create a separate category for Black employees. In his remarks, my good friend Mr. Kusmierczyk talked about disaggregated data.
For the interest of a good-faith conversation around the issue, understanding that this request is coming from the Black class action, has the Treasury Board looked at this and at preliminary steps towards the ability for desegregated categories as that relates to not just Black employees but all employees, to be able to ensure that there is an accurate reflection of perhaps some of the barriers or challenges that are faced by the public sector workforce?