Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. parliamentary secretary for his work. He has worked with the minister to craft the bill and, in conjunction with other parties, they have created a bill that is really apolitical by its very nature.
He comes from Yellowknife, an area where mining is extremely important. He has worked tirelessly to improve the socio-economic conditions of his constituents in the north. He has been a tireless advocate for the needs of the north which are vast and the bill would go a long way to enabling our mining industry in the north, which has just started to take off, to generate large amounts of resources that will be quite extraordinary for the people of the north.
I also join him in thanking the other political parties in the House for supporting the bill. They can go home and say to themselves and their constituents that they have been participants in passing a bill that will go part way in saving lives and choke off the supply of resources which despotic, venal, murderous thugs can actually utilize for their own nefarious ends. We can save many people's lives in many parts of the world who desperately need an opportunity to simply live in peace.