Mr. Chair, I recognize the reasons as enunciated by my friend. I wonder if he might be open to three points of amendment. There is some respectful difference of opinion between us on the issue of Bill C-10.
I recommend that we delete the causal clauses up to the final paragraph and use the following three points:
- Bill C-327 has a laudable goal of seeing a reduction of violence in society, particularly as it relates to children;
- Notwithstanding this goal, witnesses convinced the committee that Bill C-327 is the wrong means to achieve the goal;
- The committee unanimously supports freedom of expression, including in the media of film and television;
And then the final clause.
I respectfully recommend that as an amendment. I think it's something we can agree to. We don't really need to engage in the dialogue on Bill C-10.
I apologize, Mr. Chair, I have it only in this form. I'd be very pleased to read it again.