The letter expresses our concern that the bill as designed is not going to achieve positive effects, but is actually going to have unconstitutional effects in much the same manner that the laws before Bedford had. I think this is a rallying call for people in the legal profession for a number of reasons. One is that many of us are very concerned about ensuring that our laws aren't used to make the lives of marginalized people much worse.
Another is that there's a real need for us as a society, and for you as parliamentarians, to have a very strong focus on the rule of law. One of the principles of the rule of law means taking the guidance of the Supreme Court of Canada on what it said was really, really problematic about the old laws, and making sure that this doesn't carry over into the new provisions. This letter essentially states that the combination of laws advanced is going to result in the exact same problems.