Mr. Speaker, I think it is fair to say that Canada has among the highest labour and environmental standards in the international community.
Certainly we will not sell short either the environment or labour. Clearly the MAI also will not undermine any laws or regulations we currently have on the books that govern both environment and labour.
The member wants us to abdicate or walk away from the talks but that is not going to advance either the interest of the environment or labour. The interest is to stand and to fight for your interest and principles rather than running away.
Again, that is their position, not ours.