Mr. Speaker, I engaged in consultation for many months before tabling last November 30 the government's proposals, before tabling Bill C-68 on February 14 of this year.
This consultation was not done through officials. It was not done through publishing an options document. It was done personally by my visiting all 10 provinces and both territories to meet with national, regional and local firearms groups as well as representatives of aboriginal communities.
The views we heard during that consultation process were carefully and fully reflected in the legislation we put before Parliament.