Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Joliette for her very moving and heartfelt speech.
I know about this first-hand in Beauport—Limoilou. The figures from the Direction de santé publique de la Capitale-Nationale show that my riding has a concentration of poverty. When income is too low—whether we are talking employment income or other income—this significantly impedes a person's ability to find a place in society and to find another job.
Could my colleague describe how an increase in the minimum wage could help these people regain their dignity?