—as the federal government calls it, responsibility centre for just doing this cleanup work. British Columbia, and I'm sure other provinces, have what we call miscellaneous statutes amendment bills. Every year, from A to Z, sections that are spent or have been found to be unconstitutional, are thrown in. They're passed unceremoniously on the last day of the session, routinely, with no debate. I don't understand why we can't do that here today.
I thought Mr. Cooper gave a very thorough account of what the Travis Vader situation meant. I'd hate to be Justice Denny Thomas in making the error that he did because he had the temerity to rely on the written text of the Criminal Code. What a thing to have to be saddled with. I feel sympathy for him.
You used the word “dumbfounding”. I haven't heard that word before. As a Canadian, I would use the word “embarrassing”. Frankly, it's embarrassing that we've let it get this far. As Mr. Boissonnault said, your testimony was very lucid and compelling in this entire context.