Thank you. I understand your position on that.
Ms. McClenaghan, you raised environmental considerations, and you also mentioned labour rights. I think that's something that's really top of mind for Canadians with the disaster we've seen in Bangladesh, where over 400 workers have died, and this being May Day, where we think worldwide about the working conditions of workers. I think what's on a lot of Canadians' minds right now is that while we all want trade and we want products to come, we are concerned about the conditions in which those goods are produced. I think Canadians want goods that are not produced with child labour, are not produced with labour that is exploited to the point where people's health and safety and basic needs are being jeopardized. I think also that Canadians don't want goods that are produced in areas that do unacceptable damage to the environment.
You mentioned drinking water as well. I'm mindful of the fact that in one of these countries, there's a live issue. There's the Pascua-Lama mine, which is a mine that Barrick Gold is operating on the border between Chile and Argentina. This is a very, very large mine with billions of dollars of development already invested. Recently the Chilean court halted any further development because there are concerns that this mine is leaking toxins into the rivers and local water supplies.
I'm just wondering, from your point of view, is there something Canada can do or should be doing, or anything you've seen in trade deals that can address these kinds of concerns?