Mr. Speaker, on international human rights day, I am astonished at the actions of the opposition.
Government Bill C-21 seems to finally give aboriginal Canadians the same access to human rights as other Canadians.
At last week's aboriginal affairs committee meeting, opposition members voted for an amendment that would water down the intent of the bill. The Liberal member for Winnipeg South Centre, who continues to try to derail this process, then adjourned the committee early to avoid any more discussion on this important issue.
Would the minister explain to the opposition why all Canadians deserve access to human rights and why the legislation needs to be passed now?