Regarding your request that the bill be split—which is something we called for a number of times—the minister or the government always respond that the two parts go hand in hand. In other words, if we want to end cyberbullying—including the distribution of intimate images—we have to be able to give police officers powers and modernize those powers. In my opinion, splitting the bill does not mean that we want to prevent that piece of legislation from being passed. However, that may imply that we need to conduct a bit more comprehensive of a study.
In committee, I heard some government members say that we have heard from numerous witnesses. I do not claim to be an access to information expert when it comes to information transfers concerning litigants and others. This involves several pieces of legislation. I do, however, get the impression that we are carrying out a very narrow study that focuses strictly on the Criminal Code, while many other statutes could also have an impact in that regard. That may be something our study will be missing.
I don't know whether you are following what I am saying, but I would like to hear your comments on this major source of concern I have in terms of the work we are currently doing in committee—the work on the second part.