If you recall, I think this bill has a long history. We've looked at it on previous occasions, in the previous Parliaments, and we've always had issues with this bill. My question is not just to the members on the opposite side, but to all members around the table: What took them so long?
If you recall, we had a vote in the House, and I think it was 307 to one. I was the only one who opposed the fact that we should grant the extension. I think this has been a big waste of time, not only for Parliament, but for resources dedicated to these types of bills.
I totally am not impressed with the way we've handled this bill. I think it should never have got to this point. I think for the future, the committee members should consider listening to what I have to say, to not only expedite bills but to also decrease any financial resources that Parliament has put toward these types of bills.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.