In my opinion, big changes aren't needed. In fact, I don't know why it would be necessary.
As I have already mentioned, rules were already in place when I was Speaker of the House, and I'm certain that they haven't changed since.
Asking members to submit documents stating the value of gifts they have received is challenging. As I have already said, determining the value of small gifts they have received and that they have to report is not easy. The people who gave those things could perhaps do so. Another person might have bought similar things to give to other members.
I don't support the recommendation that members report such small gifts. Regarding high-value gifts, I think that should be done, but how can we determine what that is?
For example, when we go to a restaurant, we don't know the amount that was paid. Do we have to mention that it is mandatory for us to report the cost of the evening and that it is essential to know the amount that was paid for the meal? In my opinion, it is not necessary.
It is the same thing with embassies. I received a lot of invitations from embassies from other countries in Canada when I was Speaker of the House of Commons. There were meals and receptions all the time. Why should I have had to report the amount or the value of such meals?
They weren't hosted to try to convince me to do something for another country. Some mentioned some problems they had with Canada so I would talk about them with the minister, or something like that, but that is all.
However, it is not up to me to decide whether to change the rules.