Peter is fine also, Mr. Chair.
First of all, thank you very much.
The amendment is not something that I can support and is not something that our side can support. The reason is that by removing a definition that's necessary for all three journalism measures in the bill—namely, “qualified Canadian journalism organization”—and a definition that's necessary for the measures that extend “qualified donee” status to certain non-profit journalism organizations—namely, “registered journalism organization”—the result is that it would effectively render the proposed journalism measures impossible to administer.
Further to this, the definition of a “qualified Canadian journalism organization” is critical for the administration of these measures, because it outlines key eligibility criteria, such as being Canadian owned and controlled and that eligible organizations must produce original news content of general interest to Canadians.