Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Professor Doob and Professor Webster, I'll start with you both.
We've heard much made about particular sections of this bill that amend section 518, changing “may” to “shall”, and then adding that curious statement, “the fact”. Mr. Cameron has also voiced his opinion, wondering why “the fact” was added in there.
Is this bill in any way salvageable, and which possible ways could this committee take when we get to the line-by-line consideration? If this committee were to consider an amendment to getting rid of “the fact”, does that do anything, in your opinion, to the overall wording of the bill? I want to get your opinion on the record for that.