I grew up in a communist environment. I came to Canada after the revolution. I've experienced the kind of—what would one call it?—abomination of democracy that Romania decided to have. Canada is my home. It is the only home I want. It is the only home I love. For that, I will fight fiercely, which is why I believe that what Canada is doing right is taking care of its women and taking women's issues to heart and doing it seriously.
However, we need to see concrete results. It's easier said than done. We establish policies. We discuss the topics. But we need to see all this materialized. So this is done the wrong way. I still have to see results. Yes, it's beautiful to have a fifty-fifty government, but what is beyond that?
I would like to open a parenthesis, if you don't mind. When our government announced that we had a fifty-fifty government, I loved it. I said this was wonderful. But then when the Prime Minister was asked the reason for this, he said it was because it was 2015. I would have said it was because these women are competent; because they are capable individuals; because they will defend Canada with integrity; because they are strong, independent, powerful women who can make a difference. This is what I would have said about the newly elected women.
In that direction we still need to make a lot of improvements. We've just touched the surface at this point. It's not done, and it's not done the right way. I'm sorry.