Mr. Speaker, I would note that this is not the first time I have opposed the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence. We often cross swords in Standing Committee on National Defence meetings because he tends to grandstand a lot.
That is not what I said. All I did was compare our two economies. If the parliamentary secretary really wants to help Colombians, he should make sure that the agreement includes clauses that cover the environment, union rights, workers' rights and respect for human rights. That does not exist in Colombia. That is the right way to help them, not by putting on blinkers and saying that it is all about trade, that it is good for investors, that everything is good, and that the investors and big companies investing there are like some kind of panacea.
The people I am worried about are Canadian workers and the workers and people of Colombia whose lives will not get better under this agreement. This is not the first time I have disagreed with the parliamentary secretary, and I could go on about that at length. Have things improved in Afghanistan in the last 10 years? I think not. This is neither the first nor the last time the parliamentary secretary and I will have differing opinions.