I appreciate the importance of all these other items that are on the agenda here, but I will just state what I think would be obvious to anyone. This motion M-103 and the debate over it is the item that has dominated the news thus far this spring in parliamentary proceedings. No issue has attracted more media attention, more public interest. It is hard to believe, given the importance that the Canadian media and public have given to this issue—the importance that clearly others place on it—that it should be treated as something that has to be wrapped up so quickly. I think this just speaks for itself.
Additionally, I can't but notice the very substantial scope of this motion, which makes it inconceivable to me that we could do anything more than the most cursory—frankly, the most disrespectfully brief—treatment of this, were we to do it in 10 meetings. Remember, that's 10 meetings, including the actual writing of the report, the reviewing of the report, and so on, at least the way this is written right now.
This motion calls for us to deal with not merely Islamophobia, but all forms of systemic racism—all of them—and of religious discrimination.