I will call the meeting to order.
This is the 21st meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. This is our last hearing on the Canadian firearms program and the long-gun registry, the motion that was introduced, Bill C-391, by Mrs. Hoeppner.
Before I begin, there had been an agreement, as I heard, that in the absence of the chair, who could not be here today for personal reasons, when the chair stood in, there would be a corresponding decrease in the number of Conservative members. I see the Conservatives are not abiding by that.
What I would request, given that the committee had ended the previous session with a simple motion requesting the Canadian firearms program evaluation of February 2010, the internal audit... There was a motion that was not completed. I think we should simply take a vote on that matter. It's just a simple document--supposed to be a public document--that was requested. I would request that we take a vote on that.
What I can do, as that's the only matter before the committee that needs to be voted on, is I can abdicate the chair for that vote so that the agreement between the whips can be maintained.