Thank you, Mr. Chair, I will be brief.
You already decided that amendment NDP-23 is not in order, and I understand your decision. I was somewhat expecting it, but I would at least have tried to follow it with a recommendation from some witnesses.
Amendment NDP-24 follows up on the previous one. It is intended to ensure the widest possible diversity on the national advisory council on poverty that is proposed in the bill. Our proposal for a subsection 9(3.1) calls for the council to be made up of people from vulnerable groups, people from organizations that fight poverty, and people reflecting the diversity of Canadian society. The goal is for the council to be more diverse. I hope I have the support of members of this committee. It seems like quite a reasonable amendment to me. It is intended simply to ensure diversity on the council.