Madam Speaker, I thank the member for her question.
I think we need to look at the whole picture when comparing the proposed committee to other committees, particularly with regard to the selection process. The committee in question has more powers than the one in place in Great Britain. We are giving the committee teeth, or in other words, we are giving it the means of assessing the various intelligence agencies, not just separately but as a whole.
We need to focus on that. Even renowned academics, such as Craig Forcese, have said that this committee meets Canadians' expectations.