Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to all the witnesses for being here today. I commend you on your work in constitutional law, especially to protect women's rights.
As you know, Bill C‑28 was introduced in response to the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in R v. Brown, which struck down section 33.1 of the Criminal Code, a provision which prevents a defence based on intoxication akin to automatism.
First of all, since the section was struck down, do you think the Supreme Court's decision created a legal vacuum?
Second, do you not think Bill C‑28 remedies the situation?