Madam Speaker, I completely agree with what the whip of the second opposition party just pointed out, and rightly so. What we are seeing right now is that they are going to significantly extend our work time in the House. Again, we are not against increasing the amount of time that we work, speak and debate in the House of Commons, but we need to strike a balance with the other committees.
My colleague raises an important point. Yes, this bill is very important to her, and everyone who has had the privilege of introducing a private member's bill will say the same: it is very important, and they care about it, especially when they see support from all sides of the House. Bravo, I say. However, if we are going ahead with it, we have to be absolutely sure that the relevant committee is going to sit.
In the current motion, and I understand that the Bloc Québécois is going to vote for it, there is no guarantee that the committee that has to study this bill will be able to do so in the allotted time. The way it is written in the motion, there is no guarantee that all the committees will be able to do their work as they should.