Mr. Speaker, there is one thing I would like to try to clarify. There has been a lot of talk about how this is an American bill, a private member's bill from the United States. First, as the parliamentary secretary was outlining, it is a private member's bill which does not exist in the United States. That needs to be clarified.
In relation to the speech from my hon. colleague from North Bay, let me read part of the motion:
That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take action to protect consumers who are particularly vulnerable in tough economic times; and therefore, this House calls on the government to introduce, within 6 months, comprehensive legislation, similar to--
This is not the same act that everyone was talking about earlier. It says “similar to”.
Why do the Liberals not think it is important to have a Canadian version of something that has potential to protect consumers? I would like to hear the member's comments on that.