Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the officials for being here.
Not only have we heard from our colleagues in the CIMM committee that they wish us to go ahead and make this change through the BIA, but the UNHCR, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has been on the record on it. Specifically, their representative in Canada has been quite clear on this point, saying that the proposed changes the government has put forward are entirely reasonable. Those aren't my words; those are, again, from the head of the UNHCR in Canada. The body tasked with ensuring the well-being of refugees around the world has no problem with what the government wants to do here.
I appreciate the fact that my colleagues opposite are concerned, but I don't think that their concern is substantiated. Again, not only did we hear from CIMM asking us to make this change and not only have we heard from the UNHCR, but you'll recall, Mr. Chair, that we had witnesses testify on this point.
I don't remember—I'll speak for myself here—any conclusive evidence that matches with what my colleagues opposite have put forward, in terms of a substantial risk existing. There was no evidence that exists that would indicate there is a risk in that way.