I would just reinforce the fact that we dismissed so many important witnesses today because there was a will by Monsieur Villemure, respectfully, to really bring up and study this issues. I think Ms. Saks' amendment really gets to the crux and the heart of what this committee wants.
The way we've been functioning so far is that we're doing a little bit of an ATIP study, a little bit on ArriveCAN and we're thinking about the Lobbying Commissioner, but I think if we really are serious about making some strong, fulsome recommendations to the government with respect to the foreign interference level, the danger and the risks here in Canada, we need to show that by making sure that we're prioritizing this study, that we're moving aside all other things on the agenda until we get to the bottom of what is so important.
We hear it in question period, we hear it from the media and we hear it from the members opposite—and from ourselves—just how important this issue is, so let's put everything aside and actually do this study. Let's bring out those witnesses. Let's put forward some concrete recommendations on what the next step going forward is. Let's get to the bottom of this issue, Chair.
I really think we should be prioritizing this and I'm looking forward to the support of all colleagues—especially in the opposition—to ensure that we are prioritizing this the way they've been wanting it to be prioritized over the past couple of weeks.