Mr. Chair, every year we have a large number of immigrants becoming citizens. I understand that for the first batch of citizenship guides, which are already printed and distributed, it's too late. But there will be a second printing, a third printing, a fourth printing, etc.
What I am putting in front of the committee is that we absolutely have a responsibility to be very clear about what democracy in Canada is about, and that this Parliament has adopted the rights of gays and lesbians under the law. I think that aspect of it must be written into the citizenship guide.
As to what kind of details, I've already talked about those in terms of legislation. If the committee chooses to study this issue, I have no problem in doing that, but I think this motion is self-explanatory. I don't think we need to design the citizenship guide at this committee. I don't believe that's a wise decision.
So I want this motion to stand today.