I am suggesting that we have a motion from Ms. Dabrusin that we do not need to do in camera, so we will bring forward Ms. Dabrusin's motion. Then we will also look at a letter, which you all have, from Elizabeth May. Those two are in some way related, and that is one of the reasons why I didn't want to put Ms. Dabrusin's motion in camera.
Ms. Dabrusin's motion reads:
That, in relation to Orders of Reference from the House respecting Bills,
(a) the Clerk of the Committee shall, upon the Committee receiving such an Order of Reference, write to each Member who is not a member of a caucus represented on the Committee to invite those Members to file with the Clerk of the Committee, in both official languages, any amendments to the Bill, which is the subject of the said Order, which they would suggest that the Committee consider;
(b) suggested amendments filed, pursuant to paragraph (a), at least 48 hours prior to the start of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill to which the amendments relate shall be deemed to be proposed during the said consideration, provided that the Committee may, by motion, vary this deadline in respect of a given Bill; and
(c) during the clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill, the Chair shall allow a Member who filed suggested amendments, pursuant to paragraph (a), an opportunity to make brief representations in support of them.
That is the motion.
You will see in the letter of Ms. May that she feels this motion has implications that would be of concern to her. If you've read that letter, I'm going to ask that we discuss this. We're not discussing Ms. May's letter. We're just giving it to you for information. Now we're going to discuss Ms. Dabrusin's motion.
Ms. Dabrusin, would you like to speak to your motion? It's pretty straightforward.