Mr. Chair, we can't support his amendment because the Governor in Council website already publicly commits the government to ensuring that minority groups are taken into consideration when making a recommendation. Any time you make a short list, there's always a risk that organizations will be missed and in this case indigenous people are absent from the proposed amendment.
Furthermore, the Government of Canada has implemented an appointment process that is transparent, merit-based and strives for gender parity, so we oppose this amendment.
(Amendment negatived [See Minutes of Proceedings]