Mr. Speaker, there were negotiations that produced nothing. They withdrew.
From that point on, the government, which had complied with the legislation, was forced to assume its responsibilities. In the interests of good social policy, we decided that it was very important to extend the period during which parental leave benefits are paid. Everyone was pleased with this measure at the time of the throne speech and the budget speech.
Only as the program is about to begin does Quebec suddenly wake up.