Mr. Speaker, I am not as concerned with the speech we have just had as I am with the speech made by the member of the official opposition.
I do not think the official opposition understands pay equity and women's issues. I believe the member of the NDP and her caucus understand these issues very well.
What I have a problem with is talking about it, dealing with it, then voting for it and encouraging NDP governments to support those same positions. This seems to be where the rhetoric comes first and the reality is that we do not quite get there.
Let us talk about pay equity in Saskatchewan. That government says it cannot afford it but we cannot afford not to do it.
This is a serious issue. That member, who was the previous leader of that party, voted against gun control. Gun control was a woman's issue. I know there were members of that party who clearly understood the issue. My concerns come from wanting to have both the actions and the words on this issue on the same page, which I believe would actually unite us in many respects.
I respect a lot of the members in that caucus for their stances and their positions. They have been very supportive in many cases. However, I was disappointed with what happened when we voted on gun control. I would like that explained to the Canadian public.