Chair, I'm opposing this amendment because we're still in a situation where the American is doing the strip search, potentially, and despite how rare it may be, I don't protect rights for the rarity of the breaches of them. Moreover, I would echo what Mr. Clement said earlier. Once again, going back to clause 11, we still find ourselves with the same problem with regard to the State Immunity Act and so forth, with an inability to have any proper recourse, or remedy, to perhaps use the more appropriate term, as Mr. Clement said.
I think this does nothing to resolve the issue, and I understand it doesn't jibe with the agreement, but quite frankly, I'm astonished that in Canada we would sign an agreement, even with one of our closest allies, that would allow a foreign agent to do strip searches, even in the most rare of instances, on a citizen of this country on this country's soil. It is something that completely baffles me.
I will be opposing this amendment because it certainly does nothing to remedy what is the critical issue in this clause.