Mr. Speaker, I was very pleased that the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations appeared at committee yesterday. I gave me an opportunity to respond to his concerns and to clarify the misconceptions that had been spread by the opposition parties.
Let me be very clear. With regard to the information sharing act, in the bill we stress, “For greater certainty, it does not include lawful advocacy, protest, dissent and artistic expression”. This means that it is not included in this section for information sharing. However, it also has to apply to the fact that, “if it undermines the sovereignty, security or territorial integrity of Canada or the lives or the security of the people of Canada”.
Protests are not any of those.