Mr. Speaker, today I have the pleasure of presenting a really important petition that should interest every member of the House of Commons.
We want to protect the most vulnerable members of our society. This petition was started by the Elizabeth Fry Society and has been signed by thousands of people. There is a loophole in the federal system. Because of this loophole, some children in need are missing out on family allowances and other federal benefits.
I hope the government will pay attention to this petition I am presenting in the House. I also want to take a moment to thank the member for New Westminster—Burnaby for the important work he is doing with the Elizabeth Fry Society. He presents petitions on this issue every day.
I hope the government will listen to everyone who signed this petition and act swiftly to help Canada's most vulnerable children.