Again, I think that having the benefit of knowing that you can take an extended, a different type of maternity benefit, which would meet your needs and those of your children, is only going to encourage women to consider jobs that are going to support them in that whole effort, and support them in earning a much better living, which is what you find in those non-traditional careers.
Right now, I think there is an opportunity for Canada from the fact that we are currently losing that big workforce. We need to replace those workers just to maintain what we have in Canada—not even talking about new projects—and women are our best option for doing that. We have to deal with this maternity leave issue.
From our work at Women Building Futures, we find that they are the gold walking around on Canadian soil. We need to spend money and invest in getting these individuals into these jobs in a way that is good for them and their families, so they can make a great living and contribute back to society in the way we all need.