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Welcome to meeting number 47 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
We're meeting today at the request of four members of the committee to discuss the request with regard to completion of the committee's study of Bill C-253.
With that, I just wanted to make a proposal. I think we all want to see this bill finished, so if it's the will of the committee, I'd like to propose that we start exactly where we left off, on the CPC amendment, so we can get this done today. I don't know about you, but I would like this thing finished.
If it's okay with everyone—if it's the will of the committee—can we start right away where we left off?
I'm seeing agreement. Okay, great.
We were on the CPC amendment. If anyone has any questions on it, please raise your hand and I will recognize you.
I just have a point of clarification in terms of some remarks Monsieur Lemire made on Tuesday. It may have just been a translation issue. I made it very clear that I was not questioning Mr. Schaan's credibility. In fact, I said that very clearly.
What I wanted to hear from Mr. Schaan was what consultations the government had actually engaged in and what other organizations might be in support of opposition, in essence, to this particular bill. He responded by giving a number of organizations' names, etc.
I think Monsieur Lemire somehow misinterpreted that in fact I was questioning Mr. Schaan's credibility. I just wanted to clarify that I definitely was not.