Thank you, Chair.
To the witnesses, thank you for your testimony and for your work on this.
Our Conservative Party was proud to support this bill and also to work with you, Mr. McKay, to expedite it through the House at second reading. We look forward to the study on this, and further refinement, and seeing this important tool going forward.
I want to start by asking a question about specifically forced labour involving Uighurs. We have a presence on the Hill today from the National Council of Canadian Muslims and many people here to advocate specifically on the issue of forced labour in support of this bill but also other measures, such as Bill S-204.
I think the amendments in this bill are very important, but I believe what we also need is to have either a complete prohibition or at least a reverse onus targeting specific regions where we know there's a very high level of forced labour, which in the case of the Uighur region is specifically coordinated by the state. Do you think it would be in the scope of this bill to add an amendment that would involve the prohibition of any imports from specific designated regions?