Mr. Speaker, first of all I would like to address the member's comments about the police. I had the privilege of being in Quebec City and of meeting some of the delegations from the other countries as well as talking to some of the peaceful protesters, which I agree made up the vast majority of people. However, my view of it is that the police showed tremendous restraint in the face of incredible provocation and violence by a small but determined minority. That seems to be the view of most objective observers of that particular weekend.
I would like to ask the member two specific questions about investment. We know that teachers' pension funds, labour pension funds and nurses' funds are some of the very largest funds in Canada. In fact, in my former life I was a teacher in Ontario, and the Ontario teachers' pension fund is one of the very largest in North America. As well, 50% of Canadians own mutual funds as a portion of their retirement savings.
Would the member share with us his view and the view of his party? Should we or should we not have rules to protect Canadian investments abroad? Would the NDP as a party be willing to rescind the rules that protect the savings of those Canadians such as those I just mentioned whose lifetime savings are tied up in these funds?