Madam Speaker, I want to be very clear about what I said. I was talking about how it is legitimate for the government to give broad policy direction to the police.
When the government says that the path forward is dialogue, when it says that it is not a good idea for blockades to be cleared, that is giving broad policy direction. It is something we hear over and over again from the government members.
The member is right to say that a minister has not gotten up and said, “I am saying that the police should, on this day, at this place, undertake such and such an action.” However, the government has expressed the way that it would like law enforcement to approach this issue in general.
We have said that it is appropriate for the government to express how it thinks these issues should be approached on a broad level of policy, and we have said that the policy direction that should be given is to enforce the law.