Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I would like to use this time now to move the motion that I had provided notice of. That motion has been distributed to all committee members. The motion is the following:
That, in relation to the documents ordered by the Committee, on Monday, March 31, 2021, and Monday, May 10, 2021, to be produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Committee publish on its website all the documents received from the Agency in their current redacted form, while underlining its insistence that the Public Health Agency fully comply with the orders for the production of unredacted documents.
Mr. Chair, this motion reflects the fact that, unfortunately, we have not received the unredacted documents. However, we have been given redacted documents. We've been asked by journalists to share those documents. There's a public interest in this information being made public. I think we have an obligation to do that.
We've received these documents. We've had plenty of time to review them. I think members will agree with me that there's nothing in these documents that can't be made public. The Public Health Agency of Canada—inappropriately, in my view, but it was still done—redacted information that they didn't want made public.
Given that these redactions shouldn't have taken place but did, we have no reason at this point not to make the redacted versions of the documents public. I think we have an obligation to do that.
I put forward this motion. I hope it can be dealt with quickly and that we can return to questions. I wanted to make sure that we got this done; hence, I moved the motion.