Mr. Speaker, certainly if there was redundancy, I would acknowledge the senator's speech if that was indeed the case.
The fact is this is a pretty straightforward issue. I hope the member opposite will not cause undue delay or become partisan in the debate just for the sake of becoming partisan. There are times when we can work together here to pass important legislation. This is not exciting legislation, but it is important to the workers who have to deal with hazardous materials.
I will acknowledge the senator's comments. I hope the member will work with the government to ensure the safety of workers.
I will also take a moment to point out that it is not uncommon to find very similar comments in the Senate and the House of Commons. I believe we could find dozens of examples where this was the case with the previous government.
More important, we want to ensure the safety of workers, and this government will do that.