I thank the government for introducing Bill C-3. The fact is that Sharon McIvor should never have had to launch a court case in the first place. It took 21 years for this process to take place and it should never have taken that long in the first place.
We will be supporting the bill. We feel that it is long overdue to rectify this situation.
However, I do not understand why this was left until the last possible minute. The parliamentary secretary indicated that April 26 is our date. The question really is, as the member for Labrador suggested, whether the government could have acted earlier and given us more time to deal with the issue.
Having said that, we will be supporting the bill to get it to committee and then if there are any amendments we can deal with them at that time.