Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Mr. Arya, for coming to committee today and for the work you've put into this piece.
I have a question, and I'm going to build on what Mr. MacGregor and Mr. Fraser talked about, and that's in regard to proposed subsection 4.1 of your private member's bill.
They've talked about coordinating amendments. If Bill C-16 ever became law.... That isn't a law, but we do have a document today that is law, and that's the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Subsections 15(1) and 15(2) make specific reference to categories that cannot be discriminated against.
Why would your bill not include this similar language or the exact language that is used in the charter?