Yes, it's a qualifier.
Minister, thank you for accommodating the time. It's certainly a pleasure to finally get you here to be able to talk about this obviously very urgent legislation.
The piece I want to talk to you about most, Minister, in my brief five minutes, is the ability to look at some of the amendments that you've been open to so far. It sounds like they're piling up a bit, so I want to make sure that one doesn't get lost in that—namely, the private member's motion of my colleague Mr. Tom Kmiec on the bereavement leave. It's one thing to talk about sick leave, but we've seen so many Canadians then have to struggle post-death of their loved ones.
Just as a quick refresher, Minister, that's supporting parents who have received the trauma of a miscarriage by allowing them to receive three days of paid bereavement leave. We're committed to providing up to eight weeks of paid leave from employment in the event of a child's death or stillbirth. We will be submitting that in written form as an amendment, but we're hoping that we get your support for that.
I do want to come back to the fact that, on this side of the table, we're very concerned about getting this done urgently. From the very basic starting point.... My wife is a surgeon. She has been on the front lines. She has looked in people's eyes as they have gone through probably one of the most traumatic experiences of their lives. She's had to unfortunately be there when people have passed away. The urgency of doing this, I can say from my point of view, is very important.
To that piece, to getting this passed quickly, I'm really worried about your timeline here. Can you please talk about the bereavement leave, and can you also tell us how in the world you're going to get this done in the 48 hours that Parliament is essentially left sitting for?