Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I would like to propose that this motion be accepted in its amended form. What it does specifically is take away a lot of the powers of the minister through a later compilation of all the other sections and instead and puts the onus on the minister to make sure the council remains at arm's length, consistent with other acts.
In essence, it assigns the minister responsibility to make sure the minister stays at arm's length from the council and that the council performs its duties, which I think makes a lot of sense. It actually achieves consistency between the establishment of the national Holocaust monument and the establishment of other monuments pursuant to the National Capital Commission's policy.
This amendment also deals with eligibility requirements for the council itself. The government's position is that this council should be responsible for most of the issues contained within the original bill, in that it would be better for decisions to be made by council members who are directly connected to and affected by the Holocaust, which are the eligibility requirements set out. These council members would ultimately be responsible for making most of those decisions, which I think would be consistent with what most members want.