Thank you very much.
Before we get into the specifics of the proposed amendment, which Pam will probably still want to speak to, I want to say to my colleagues around the table that this study has been an absolute pleasure to work on with everyone. I want to let you know from the beginning that we had a meeting of our caucus, and we are largely in support of this bill. We don't want to tear down any of the major provisions. I want to kick off the discussion with that sort of good-faith suggestion to let you guys know that we don't want to have a big fight about this issue. It's important that we all agree, and I think we all want to land in the same place.
Pam, I know you'll want to speak to the reason behind your amendment, so I won't step on your toes.
We've learned that Liberal-1, if adopted as is, would render null and void Sheila's amendment. Sheila, I wanted to let you know that we actually quite like where you are going with your amendment, and if there is an opportunity to collapse the piece that Pam is about to raise with what you are doing, we'd entertain that. When I read the language, I think it will simply be inserting the words “social context education” in the correct spot. I want to make sure that we do it in the correct procedural way, from the clerk's perspective.
With that, I'll hand it back over to Pam to talk about the importance of her proposed amendment.