Mr. Speaker, I would like to join my colleague in thanking the front-line workers at CBSA for the important work they do.
The NDP has been calling for these changes with respect to the cuts to CBSA for a long time, certainly under the previous Harper government. We wanted to see more resources brought to the CBSA and have this gap filled.
I am quite appreciative and quite delighted to hear the member speak in favour of the legislation. I want to commend him for the work he has done with the local indigenous community and for bringing that insight to the House of Commons.
My colleague represents a border community, which includes an indigenous community that does not have borders. That same nation is located on both sides of the border.
Maybe he could talk about some improvements that could be made to the legislation that would help ensure those rights would be protected.