I'd like to propose a subamendment to my colleague's amendment, so that following onto her amendment it would read “and that the content of the letter be developed in a televised meeting, and that the minister appear before committee to respond to the letter prior to February 28, 2018”.
I would like my colleagues to have to go on the record to defend the fact that they are not requiring the government to provide a response. If they don't want a report because the centre, or their parliamentary secretary, or the staffer in the green shirt who just told my colleague to talk it out....
You should be embarrassed.
The next time, honestly, Mr. Chair, I would invite that staff member to come and meet with me when I have to meet with these Yazidi women. I would love that staff member to come and watch and listen to those women, and we'll see afterwards who's talking it out.
Shame on you.