Okay, very good, Mr. Rayes. You've inspired us to move on.
Seeing no further comment on that, we now go to a vote. You've all seen, read and heard what was put forward by Ms. McPherson. All those in favour?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
(Motion agreed to)
Mr. Chair: I'll bring this up again in the next conversation, folks, when we talk about the agenda that is coming up, but right now, we're going on to what was accepted in the House by unanimous consent. It was resolved.
Mr. Champoux, before I give you the floor, we're just going to paraphrase some of this stuff. It's just a précis, if you don't mind.
That, following the allegations of psychological abuse, neglect, sexual harassment and racial discrimination of five former members of the Canada Artistic Swimming (CAS) Senior National Team by coaches and staff, the House:
This is where I'll cut some of it down. It's fairly lengthy. It goes on:
(a) recognize that national sports organizations are environments which, due in particular to the extremely intense competitive atmosphere
and so on. Then it says:
(b) recognize that it is the responsibility of the government to do everything in its power to protect our high performance athletes
(c) ask the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to undertake a study on the establishment of an independent body for handling complaints in sport which will establish a climate of trust so that victims can report without fear of reprisals
I know you all have a copy. I thought I would just do that in case anybody is watching us through a webcast, but that's what we're discussing.
Mr. Champoux, you have the floor.