Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Madam Commissioner, for coming. Thank you for this great presentation. It's a serious problem we all know about. We all want to do something about it.
I want to address Bill C-299, a bill which I am familiar with. I'm going to speak on it, as a matter of fact, tonight, and I am the seconder of that bill.
There were some concerns, the concerns being that within the bill's writing, as it was originally drafted, Bill C-299 would have created offences that criminalized the very act of obtaining personal information by deception. The thought behind that was that legitimate circumstances for deception were used. They were talking about police possibly trapping criminals, or possibly even within a family. There are times when lying takes place and they didn't want to criminalize that. On the broader act, I guess the problem that cropped up was something that nobody really anticipated, and it underlines just how difficult legislation like this is.
Should we move forward and make recommendation for a broader act? Can you tell us of other areas possibly you see in the distance that could really create some problems, as what happened with Bill C-299?