I understand there is a bit of a debate there, but the motion introduced by Mr. Watson states: “...calling relevant witnesses for testimony including...“ This could be the minister if we decide to call him. You know that the committee is always free to call whatever witnesses it wants, and ministers are free to appear or not. They can decide when they will appear, so we must keep that in mind.
The only thing with your amendment, Mr. Jean... Mr. Tweed, you read: “invites the committee“. I would prefer it if we wrote: “invites the committee members“. Because if you invite the committee, it means that the committee must absolutely be there. If its schedule does not permit... Could you say “invites the committee members“? At that point, those who can come will come, and those who cannot will not come. I would not want wording that prevents us from meeting.