There are two separate issues with respect to having the minister on this particular motion. First, I think we have a full calendar in terms of the types of things that we're going to get into. There are various studies that we want to get into. I don't necessarily see it as a priority.
The entire issue with respect to Ms. Neville's motion is to ensure and recommend that gender-based analysis is being done. The reality is that in the 2009 spring report for the Auditor General of Canada, she concluded that:
As stated earlier, there is no government-wide policy requiring that GBA be performed.
That's in the Auditor General's report of 2009.
It flies in the face of the federal government's key policy document concerning gender equality. The title was “Setting the Stage for the Next Century: The Federal Plan for Gender Equality”. It was introduced before the Beijing conference in 1995.
Personally, as much as I'd like to hear about what the minister for Sport Canada is doing, it isn't the issue. It's gender-based analysis that's key here. I don't know why we would waste the minister's time. It's a simple answer: we are either doing it or we're not doing it, or we're going to look at the recommendation or we're not going to look at the recommendation. It's that simple.