Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
When my colleague gets emotional, his voice gets a little raspy and he reminds me of Jean Garon.
I just want to say two things, Mr. Speaker.
First, I completely agree that we must improve the working conditions of front-line health care workers. These workers are often nurses or orderlies.
The NDP has been saying for a long time that we must increase provincial health transfers. However, with regard to increasing orderlies' wages, we should not meddle too much in provincial jurisdictions. I am nodding to my colleague as I say that it is Quebec's jurisdiction.
Second, two weeks ago, the government did an interesting about-face, and I would like my colleague to comment on that.
Countries such as Denmark, France, Poland and even Scotland stated that if businesses resort to tax havens, do not pay their faire share, cheat and do not contribute to the public coffers, they will not be entitled to government assistance.
The Liberals woke up one morning and announced that they were going to do the same thing. It took less than 24 hours before we heard the “beep, beep, beep” of the government backing up. It was no longer going to do that.
I would like the member to tell me why he thinks that the Liberal government is incapable of mustering this political courage.