Thank you, Madam Chair.
I would like to thank all the witnesses for joining the committee today.
I want to echo the sentiments of all my colleagues and commend you on your tremendous leadership and all the work you are doing at the ground level to combat violence against women in all forms.
You have probably heard about Bill C-570, brought forward by Rob Anders, which seeks to impose minimum penalties in the case of rape. The bill focuses on rape.
My question is for all three of you.
Were you consulted when the bill was being put together, yes or no?