The chair will definitely read out the original motion, and then I will follow that with reading the amendment.
The original motion reads as follows:
That the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security begin its study of Bill C-51 at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, and that the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice, and appropriate departmental officials from each be invited to appear for a full two (2) hours; That the Committee have a further three (3) meetings with witnesses on the Bill, with up to two (2) panels and three (3) witnesses per panel; That the Committee shall proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill no later than March 31, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.; That proposed witness lists be submitted to the Clerk of the Committee by Thursday at 6 p.m.; and That all amendments to the Bill be submitted to the Clerk of the Committee before 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, and be distributed to members in both official languages.
To the chair's recollection, and reinforced by the clerk, the amendment by Mr. Garrison amended the number of meetings to 25 meetings. It also amended the two panels to two witnesses per panel rather than three. That is the chair's reading and understanding of the issue.
Obviously, as we are dealing with a bill that purports to deal with terrorism, the discussions related to terrorism are in order. But of course the only thing the chair will be very, very strict with during the whole course of our event today will be either repetitive statements or comments on the same topic. If members are going to talk about the same individual six times, the chair certainly will be bringing them to point. So repetitive statements...and it must be relevant. Obviously, terrorism and the activities of the world both today and yesterday—hopefully not tomorrow—will be relative to this study.
Go ahead, Ms. James.