Madam Speaker, I commend the parliamentary secretary on his good work in collaborating with the opposition parties to bring forward a bill that has broad support. The parliamentary secretary did not dwell on the collaboration that occurred across Canada.
I had the opportunity to host a meeting for the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism in Vancouver. The topic was sham marriages and immigration consultants who were defrauding their clients, misleading them and misrepresenting the law.
I would ask my colleague from St. Catharines about the collaboration that took place across Canada. Was he involved in some of that? Could he tell us the degree to which the immigration minister was involved in seeking the views of Canadians across this great country of ours?