It's been going on over portions of three different meetings, which obviously indicates that my colleague had some significant thoughts and concerns.
I raised some. I know others on both sides raised a fair bit of debate on this, as well, but certainly, the person who had the greatest degree of interest in debating exactly what the motion looked like was my colleague Mr. Kmiec. The fact that he would not be able to participate in further debate on this particular amendment, and on the motion itself, if there were to be a vote on the amendment, does concern me. I think, in the interest of fairness, this shouldn't have been brought forward at this point.
It is not that I am wanting to say that I don't believe this is an important study by any means. I know there are other things that some members of the committee want to be working on and looking at, as well. They are also important issues. However, at the end of the day, I think it is important when someone has shown that degree of interest, there's an indication that he wants to have that opportunity to participate in this. For it to be brought forward at this meeting, without any indication that it would be part of the agenda today—