Thank you, Mr. Chair.
We are not opposed to what the member opposite has just suggested, but I want to point out that last June 14, 2016, the committee passed a motion introduced by Mr. McColeman. This was before the member joined the Standing Committee on Finance, and he may not be familiar with the motion, which reads as follows:
That the Standing Committee on Finance undertake a comprehensive study of issues surrounding the Canadian real estate market; that the study focus on the impact of the housing market on the Canadian financial system and challenges surrounding access to residential home ownership; and that the committee report on its findings and recommendations before the end of February, 2017.
And so I want to say—and I believe I speak for my colleagues—that I will be voting against our colleague's motion. If he wishes to study issues surrounding the residential real estate market and mortgage rules, all of this could be done in the course of the study we have already agreed to. We passed this motion, and the study must take place before the end of February.
That is the reason why I will oppose the motion. I invite him to withdraw it. He is probably in favour of his colleague's motion, which basically proposes that we study the same thing. The study he wishes to undertake can be done in that context.