I can't give you the government position on the bill at this time. It would be inappropriate for me to do so. However, I think I can maybe make some comments to help you in your considerations.
As I mentioned, subparagraph 718.2(a)(i) of the Criminal Code, the sentencing provision, is very broad in scope. Even under the current law, without Bill C-305 coming into effect, if there was mischief committed against a space of some kind that the LGBTQ+ community were engaged with, that would be caught by the hate crime sentencing provision, assuming that the people who committed the vandalism were caught, charged, prosecuted, and found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of having committed the mischief with this hate motivation in their mind.
One question you might want to ask is the degree to which an expanded hate crime mischief offence would have consequences for the hate crime sentencing provision in the Criminal Code. As a general rule, criminal offences are designed to be very general in nature, to have very broad application in scope—for example, crimes such as assault, assault causing bodily harm, and the particular factors that go into play in deciding whether the sentence should be a relatively light one or a higher one are things that are taken into account at sentencing by the judge. Thus, in a sense, the expansion in Bill C-305 to include all other grounds or properties is a deviation from the standard way in which crimes are usually created, where you have a very broad crime and the factors are taken into account at sentencing.
Parliament can decide, of course, in its wisdom, what it wishes to do, but I think it's reasonable to ask what possible effects such a large expansion could have on the hate crime sentencing provision in the Criminal Code, which was the original provision set out in the Criminal Code to deal with hate crimes way back in 1995.
I hope that answers your question somewhat.