Madam Speaker, I would like to come back to the treaty with Madagascar, since that is the subject of today’s debate.
After the committee study, does my colleague think that the bill is a one-way deal?
Our economic relations with Madagascar are based primarily on Canadian mining companies operating there. However, there are very few companies from Madagascar operating in Canada. There is some trade, but this treaty is mainly a one-way affair. The Canadian companies operating in Madagascar will be the ones to benefit from it.
Is he concerned about the fact that the treaty is a one-way deal that benefits Madagascar's economy, not Canada's economy?