Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his initiative.
I will let him continue to talk about the ombudsman, because that is something I also wanted to discuss. The motion states in (c)(iii):
...add investigation and enforcement powers to the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, including the power to dispense remedies to make a taxpayer whole in relation to the standard of care set out in the Taxpayers Bill of Rights...
The motion states in (d):
...to empower the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsman to direct compliance with Tax Court rulings or formal decisions on specific cases...
How will the Standing Committee on Finance be able to do this? I am very intrigued by this. Right now, the ombudsman is an administrative ombudsman who was appointed by the Governor in Council. Changing the ombudsman's powers to that extent significantly changes the ombudsman's role. That would take more than this motion, and only the government can change the ombudsman's mandate.
What kind of solution does my colleague think the Standing Committee on Finance could find to address this potential impasse?