I heard what my colleague Mr. Clement said. I have read the entire bill that we have before us, and I am well aware there is no possible recourse in the event Canadian law is violated. On the other hand, like you, I heard the witnesses tell us that there is no indication in the archives that strip searches were conducted last year. It is an exception; it does not happen often.
Furthermore, if a situation turned into a nightmare for any reason whatever, for travellers wishing to use the preclearance zone-we all agree that these are travellers wanting to go to the United States and we are still on Canadian soil-I wanted, with this amendment, to reiterate that the preclearance officer must know that, if no Canadian border services officer is available within a reasonable period of time, he or she will then be subject to clause 11. My amendment is therefore somewhat redundant, but it clearly states that the preclearance officer must comply with clause 11, which concerns compliance with Canadian law. The idea was to go a little further to ensure the preclearance officer knows that. Having said that, I think the risk is extremely minor in view of the testimony we have heard.