Mr. Chair, I certainly welcome this motion.
I think what we have before us is not just in order but is very important. We have seen the Government of New Zealand trying very hard to make sure that the manifesto of the Christchurch shooter and his name not become infamous.
We live in an era of social media. We live in an era when things spread like wildfire. We live in an era when sometimes people confuse free speech, which is about the rational exchange of ideas, with throwing gasoline on the fires. We've just seen another shooting incident this morning in Australia, in Darwin, and we don't know anything about the reasons. We certainly live in what I would call incendiary times. I think we have a responsibility as a committee of Parliament to make sure that we do not contribute to that, and that we respect the wishes of the New Zealand government in trying to make sure that those who engage in violent acts based on extremist ideologies do not get a public forum to spread their ideas.
Just to be clear, I'm not opposed to people having ideas or people thinking things. What I'm opposed to is giving a public platform for the spreading of those violent ideas and for the spreading of hatred. I think by excising this testimony, we would contribute in that manner.