Thank you, Mr. Chair. We have been careful with the time we have been given. I have three minutes left.
The goal of amendment NDP-26 is to make the reports submitted to Parliament more transparent.
I can already hear the government telling me that those reports, and a lot of other information, are already published on the minister's website. However, if that is not specified in the legislation, nothing guarantees that he will do so in the future. The bill states that the “Minister must cause the report…to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the report." This amendment proposes the addition of subsection 12(2), as follows: “The minister must post the report on the departmental website within 30 days after the day on which the report is tabled in Parliament.”
This request has been made to provide more transparency, and I do not see why the government would be opposed to it, unless, once again, they argue that they will do it, even though there is no legal obligation to do so, and we must not worry. It could well decide overnight that it is not going to do it anymore. With this amendment, it would be required to do it, and it could not back out of those obligations.