Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Congratulations also go to our new colleague. Mr. Manly, welcome to the committee today.
Unfortunately, I am of the view that amendment PV-2 should be defeated. The reason is that amendment LIB-5—and I'm biased because that's the one I'll be introducing momentarily, Mr. Chair—proposes that the minister make public decisions not to initiate a special review under subsection 17(2).
In addition, though—and this is the substantive point, Mr. Chair—amendment LIB-5 also requires the minister to make public decisions to expand the scope of a re-evaluation or special review, rather than initiate a special review under subsection 17(2). This additional requirement addresses a specific concern raised by stakeholders.
What we're left with is that amendment LIB-5 would provide for greater transparency than amendment PV-2. That is why I'm of this position.