Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his comments and for his participation in the committee but I have a couple of questions.
First, he made a very good point about removing discrimination against women in the Indian act but witness after witness explained that this would only remove some of the discrimination. The government was implored by witnesses and by members of the opposition to actually deal with the rest of the discrimination and not just eliminate a small part of the discrimination against Indian women. Why will it not make those changes to the act?
Second, he did not talk about the report stage amendments that we are debating. Could he talk about them?
Third, why is there no money in the estimates to deal with the financial ramifications of Bill C-3?