Mr. Speaker, unfortunately, I missed my colleague's speech because of the House schedule.
I would still like to ask him a question, which I believe gets to the heart of what we are trying to do with this bill.
While this issue is a challenge for our country, it still involves international treaties and commitments we have made regarding those treaties.
I would ask him to speak about how we hope that this bill is a signal that Canada will begin to do more to honour its international commitments.
I would also like him to demonstrate how our international reputation is waning and how the NDP's vision is quite different.