I heard what Ms. Bendayan said, but it is not exactly the intent of the amendment introduced by my New Democratic colleague. His amendment is rather to make sure that the Chief Statistician of Canada is legally required each year to publish on the Statistics Canada website the items in the basket of goods and services. We know that the government already has practices in this regard, but this amendment is intended to actually legislate more transparency. I agree with that.
In all the committees I sit on, I always support amendments designed to increase transparency. I see no problem with requiring Statistics Canada to tell Canadians what is, and what is not, in the market basket each year. They would then know exactly whether there has been any manipulation in the definition of the terms from one year to the next. I am not saying that there is any manipulation currently, but this amendment would prevent it. It is a good idea to specify that. I agree with the amendment.