Debates of the Senate  
1st Session, 42st Parliament, Volume 150, Issue 49
  Tuesday, June 14, 2016
 
Speech on Senator Cowan's Amendment to Bill C-14

Senator Dyck: I'd like to say a couple of words about this amendment.

First of all, I do not think it is an implicit admission of the need for more safeguards. Actually, if you look up the definition of the word "may," in laymen's language it's expressing a possibility. "May" can mean "may, yes," but also mean "may not." That is how I interpret it, that there may be a possibility that additional safeguards are needed.

Secondly, I will not support this motion because it's committing the Government of Canada, and I don't think we have evidence that the Government of Canada has committed to this. I don't feel we have the right, therefore, to meet that amendment.