I want to echo what Madame Lalonde was saying. Thank you very much for coming forward today and with your story generally. It must take incredible courage.
I was especially touched by your story, Ms. Nash. I was elected only two months ago. My baby girl is home, and I commute to Ottawa. It's nothing compared with what you've lived. I do it for one week at a time, and I'm still getting used to it. For you to have been without your son for so long in order to do the work that you love.... It's very difficult, and it's absolutely incredible.
I would like to ask you a bit about how we can address some of these issues for single moms as well as single parents in the CAF.
I will address my question to you, Laura, as well as to you, Ms. MacDonald, as a professional in the field.