Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question.
I know the hon. member would be interested that on Thursday I will be appearing before of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and the Status of Disabled Persons. At that time I will be setting out a series of principles and directions for a disability strategy which the federal government would like to retain.
In particular, the inauguration of the Canada health and social transfer gives us a real opportunity to sit down with the provinces to work out a mutually satisfactory strategy to deal with the very important issue of disability. It gives us the opportunity to collectively work together, to share resources and to come up with a common approach we think will be beneficial to over two million disabled Canadians who are without work.
I hope the hon. member will be in attendance at the committee because I would welcome his remarks.