Thank you, sir.
I would like to benefit from your expertise some more. I would like us to review the four subsections of proposed section 20.1 in the bill.
With subsections 20.1(1) and (2), I think there will be some interference in the contracting processes carried out by third parties.
For example, in the fourth line of proposed subsection 20.1(1), we see: "... and includes local job creation and training opportunities ... ." It seems obvious to me that unions already play this role. In Quebec, it is the unions that are involved in making sure that the local work force is going to be employed. In many cases, it is also the unions that handle training for that work force. That is also why we are very fond of unions.
Next, it refers to "improvement of public space." In my view, it is municipalities that look after this aspect.
At the end of that sentence, it refers to "any other specific benefit identified by the community." Good heavens! Applying that will be horrific. Ultimately, there will be consultations for all projects awarded by the Canadian government. It amounts to the government telling the municipalities that, boom, it intended to erect a new building in a particular neighbourhood, and required the municipalities to hold a public consultation so the community could specify what benefits the project should provide.
Is my analysis relevant?