moved for leave to introduce Bill C-316, an act to provide for the publication of treaties.
Mr. Speaker, we had a debate that unfortunately ended with a vote, the result of which was a disappointment to us. I am daring to try again. I am convinced that many members on both sides of the House will agree that parliament must decide the content of a treaty before it is signed. Prior to that the public should be consulted through a committee to be determined by the House.
I am convinced that this would allow us to promote something extremely important, namely democracy and democratic transparency.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)