I'd like to get the meeting started. Thank you very much. Everyone who should not be here needs to go, but it is open.
We're back today and doing our clause-by-clause of Bill C-69. Before we get started where we left off, at amendment PV-29, I again want to bring to everybody's attention the motion that we're operating under. That motion tells us that “the Chair may limit debate on each clause to a maximum of five minutes per party, per clause”.
We have spent two days on clause 1. I've been very generous with people. I will continue to be reasonable, but to make sure that we continue on with a very large number of amendments, I'm going to ask those presenting their amendments to limit that to two minutes maximum.
I've heard from those around the table that they could not sit later in the day because they needed the time in the evening to be able to prepare, to do their research, and to understand each of these amendments. We did get the amendments last Friday. We really shouldn't need any debate on these. We've had lots of time to consider them and see where they fit in and what they mean. However, a subamendment to the amendment will need time, and I will give time for people to ask the necessary questions to understand a subamendment.
Given that this is the way I'd like to proceed, we will start with PV-29.
Ms. May, the floor is yours for two minutes.
(On clause 1)