Mr. Ted McWhinney (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, we have established the child labour challenge fund which rests on a voluntary code of conduct for businesses. It does provide financial inducements to corporations.
We do recognize the need for sanctions. We are negotiating directly with the International Labour Organization in Geneva for a new international convention. We expect it to be completed next year. Implementing legislation by the Canadian Parliament will follow immediately.
Subtopic: Child Labour