Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Win-win-win: what a good way to end this round of testimony. We sure agree all around this table.
Welcome everyone, and thank you for being here.
Mr. Snooks, I could not agree more with you when you said that we are not valuing and promoting trades enough. The largest refinery in Quebec is in my riding. They are in shutdown now. They are investing tens of millions of dollars. Pipefitters are involved almost seven days per week working almost 12 hours. They are well paid. It's a great job, and they are great citizens to have, and still, as you mentioned, we promote careers with university degrees, and there is so much we can do.
I am going to say this in French. Perhaps you will understand; if not, you can rely on the interpretation.
In Canada, we like to say that we need people who shower after work and not just people who shower before work.
My first question is for Ms. Sarah Watts-Rynard.
Ms. Watts-Rynard, in your recommendations, you say that it is important to have subsidy programs.
I am a conservative. Our government established a tax credit for apprenticeships. It started at $2,000 and it covered 10% of the salary that employers pay their employees. Then we increased it to $2,500.
Is that the kind of program you have in mind? If so, how could it be enhanced?