Debates of the Senate  
1st Session, 42st Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 48
  Monday, June 13, 2016
Question to Senator Jaffer on Bill C-14

Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck: I'm curious about this amendment and why you have put it in as amending Senator Cowan's amendment, rather than amending clause 9.1 of the bill and then putting in that section which is talking about the independent review and 180 days. Why would you not have included in that clause the idea of the two-year limit?

Senator Jaffer: That's a very good question. That is another way that I will proceed, depending on what happens this evening. I believe that Senator Cowan's amendment and what he said are very important. We've heard about advance directives. I respect what he said. I wanted him to lay the groundwork, and then I would piggyback on his amendment to say, "Yes, that's great, but let's wait two years."