Mr. Speaker, I left the parental leave to my colleague from Saint John and I thought she handled it very well.
I have two children. I believe very strongly that children should have access to their parents during their formative years, particularly between one and three years of age. I did it as a father. My wife did it as a mother. I am very proud of the way we had our children grow up and develop.
At that time we did not have many supports from the federal government. If those supports are available, we will encourage it absolutely. We have to make sure that our children are taken care of because that is the resource we are going to depend on over the next number of years.