I'd like to move on to the job loss total. We've had one credible study so far, and it shows a net job loss of 150,000 with the template for CETA. We have the reaction from the minister, and unfortunately the minister referenced NAFTA and auto production, which is a little strange, given that we've lost 30,000 jobs in the automotive sector since NAFTA was implemented. He raised the curious figure of Canada's auto production being 21% of the North American total, but it's not when you include Mexico. I know that a number of people in civil society have been asking for a correction from the minister, but the minister hasn't yet corrected what is clearly quite an egregious error from somebody who should understand trade statistics.
So I'm wondering, given that we have one credible study with net loss of 150,000 jobs and a minister whose only response was a factual error, whether there is within the department a study to show the actual figure of a net loss, as this study purports, a very credible study, or whether there might be a net benefit to Canada. Is there a study like that being undertaken?
I'll throw two more questions at you just because I know time is ticking. On government procurement, the Union of B.C. Municipalities has taken a strong stand against this agreement, and I know from some of the public meetings I've held that other municipalities across the country are concerned. So there's the issue of how the department responds to those who are concerned in local municipal government about what's being put on the table in government procurement.
Thank you, Mr. Chair.