Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague from Ottawa Centre for his excellent speech and all the very enlightening information about the bill that he shared with us.
This is a very important bill because we have a deadline to meet in order to live up to international agreements. In that regard, it was urgent to get the job done.
Unfortunately, as my colleague mentioned, the bill originated in the Senate, where we have appointed not democratically elected representatives. The Senate is even dealing with several scandals, which have been mentioned a number of times in the House of Commons. The Conservative government's lack of leadership in the fight against and prevention of nuclear terrorism is deplorable. That is very important.
I would like my hon. colleague to share his opinions on the fact that the bill came from the Senate and not the government. He also mentioned—