Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question.
That is a fact. My daughter had a baby while in a common-law relationship and not married.
The bill needs to properly reflect the reality of Canadian couples. More and more couples in Quebec are living in common-law relationships, but that is not the case in every province. Some couples in Quebec do get married, but that is far less common than in other provinces.
We need to protect those children. Often they are not as well protected. The purpose of Bill C-78 is to protect children.
In my opinion, if we want to protect children, we also need to protect children born to parents in common-law relationships. They are children, they are Canadians, and we need to protect them.