Minister, I want to thank you for appearing here today, but I also want to thank Mr. Garrison for his work in previous Parliaments in bringing this type of legislation forward. Thank you very much.
Minister, over the past 20 to 30 years, there have been significant developments in law and rights for the LGBT community. This is another piece of that puzzle for a more inclusive society. Can you please inform the committee as to why this was one of the first pieces of legislation that you decided to bring forward as Minister of Justice?