To the Leader of the Government’s relief, I’m not going to ask him a question. My question is for the chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, Senator Galvez.
Yesterday, Senators Wetston and Woo revealed a package of amendments for Bill C-69 at the Environment and Natural Resources Committee. I’m encouraged to see that members of the ISG have come to the conclusion that Bill C-69 requires major changes. As Senator Wetston made clear in the press release yesterday, it has become clear that Bill C-69 is flawed in a number of areas. I couldn’t agree more.
But yesterday, we were calling them Senator Wetston’s amendments. He took umbrage at that, and he said that they were ISG amendments. You claim that you make up your mind independently, and yet the amendments are being presented as if coming from a caucus.
Senator Galvez, as chair of the committee, can you confirm that the ISG amendment package proposed in committee yesterday has the full support of the independent ISG members? I can agree that, on our side, we have the full support of our caucus. We have very little time left in our study of this bill. Clarity on the position of the ISG would be welcome and helpful.
Can you guarantee that all members of the ISG stand by the amendments?