I'd like to pick up on that particular point and maybe add a little bit more to it. I think we do need to be clear that Bill C-31 will be a fairly extensive bill in terms of financial costs to taxpayers, but more importantly, there is the issue of human rights, the idea of challenges that will no doubt come out if this bill passes as it is, without amendment. There will be constitutional challenges. Many, including myself, would argue there would be successful constitutional challenges because of the mandatory detention clause.
There are other issues surrounding the bill that one would argue have tarnished Canada's international reputation, and I think that's most noteworthy. When you look at the larger picture of the number of refugees worldwide, in excess of 10 million refugees, Canada has historically played a fairly strong role in terms of providing leadership on the refugee file. This is going to take away from our ability to do that.
To Karina and Kelsey, I appreciate your comments. I'd be very much interested in receiving a copy of the petition you make reference to. I think it's great that a body of students at McGill has taken an interest in what's happening in Bill C-31. You both expressed passionately your thoughts on it.
I have a very limited amount of time; that's why I wanted to get a few points on the record.
I guess my first question is in regard to what else is happening at your university. Are you expanding, making other universities aware of it? I would welcome the opportunity to even have a discussion on Bill C-31 with the minister at your university, if the minister were prepared to go to debate this particular bill.
Can you provide what else is happening at your university?