Thank you, Mr. Sidhu. I'm going to get to that in a second.
I do want to mention a few words before we begin, to ensure an orderly meeting.
As you probably already know, if you have a motion to move, please unmute yourself and state that you would like to move a motion, as you have throughout this meeting. You may also raise a point of order at any time during the meeting by unmuting yourself and stating that you have a point of order.
Once a motion is moved or a point of order is raised, please use the “raise hand” function to indicate that you wish to be included on the speakers list. I will be keeping an eye on that. To do that, click on “participants” at the bottom of your screen and press the “raise hand” function.
Finally, the motion adopted by the House on September 23 provides, “except for those decided unanimously or ‘on division’, all questions shall be decided by a recorded vote”. Therefore, once a motion or an amendment is moved and there is no more debate, I will ask if there are any objections. If you object, please again unmute and say so, and I will then ask the clerk to proceed with a recorded vote.
I'll go back to Mr. Sidhu's comments and ask for the committee's thoughts on how to move forward, whether it be by accepting motions here at this meeting, as we move forward past this point, or by giving notice of motions and moving them over to a subcommittee to discuss there. We did that the last time around and it worked quite effectively—sometimes. For the most part, it allowed the committee as the whole to really deal with the meat and the bones, so to speak. We could do this or have debate on the motions we may be entertaining today.
I'm going to ask those here today to raise their hands so we can discuss that.
By the way, please bear with me here, folks, because when I look at the speakers list, it doesn't give me a cue; it just shows me hands. If I happen to pick somebody who had a hand up before someone else, I apologize.
Mr. Bachrach, the floor is yours.