Once again, I think it is unfortunate that the fine recommendations made by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security—which was given the mandate to conduct this study—are being rejected by colleagues on the government side.
This fourth amendment is once again following up on recommendations we received. It is about adding the obligation that, in his recommendation, the minister take into consideration “the importance of representation on the Management Advisory Board of persons who reflect the diversity of Canadian society, including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or two-spirit.”
This is simply about ensuring that the Advisory Board reflects the diversity of Canadian society, which was a recommendation of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. I hope once again to have my colleagues' support to honour the work done by our colleagues from the other committee who took the time to study this part of the bill.