Mr. Chair, I find this motion quite unusual because the minister can already do this at her discretion. I would have thought that she's already reviewed the files she is responsible for.
Call me old-fashioned, but the comment here was “safe injection site”. I don't like that term “safe”. I think we've heard that there's no way to safely inject street heroin. Heroin could be laced with whatever off the street. It could be kerosene in your veins. It's not something that's safe.
I would like to propose a friendly amendment, if we are going to go this route.
The minister can do it anyway.
After the second sentence, where it reads, “This review should”, I'd like to add the words, “be reported back to committee and” have an end goal to improve the health and safety of Canadians, using a strong evidence-based approach. If the committee is asking her for this, then it would make sense to me that we get a report from the minister so that we can see what she said.
I'd like to also add the words, “that strengthens consultations with communities who will be affected” after the words “evidence-based approach”, because I think it's really important. If you want to have some success, then you have to have communities that are supportive.
That would be my attempt at improvement.