Mr. Speaker, I am aware of the provisions in the side agreements for both the environment and labour standards. Let me make comments on both.
With regard to the environmental standards, it is obvious, given the full eight years that NAFTA has been in place now, that they are grossly ineffective, particularly because there are no resources of a meaningful nature for an NGO or a private citizen to take that on. It is just not possible. It is not a practical way of dealing with it.
It is obvious, from the results on the labour standards side, especially the Mexican experience, that even when large unions have attempted to use those side deals nothing has happened. In that case their government would not enforce the number of rulings that came down. They have been few and far between because they do not have the resources to effectively push the rights forward.