Thank you. Mr. Lapointe can add to my answer, but I'll nevertheless begin, since we're talking about a federal bill.
It should be clearly understood that, with respect to the creation of a position of Director of Public Prosecutions, Bill C-2 does not change the ground rules as regards the jurisdictions of the provinces relating to criminal prosecutions. However, it does contain, in particular, certain clauses that will create new offences under the Federal Accountability Act, as well as amendments to the Criminal Code concerning fraud against the government. In that sense, Bill C-2 gives the federal Director of Public Prosecutions the power to institute proceedings in cases of fraud committed by government employees or against the government.
One important point to note is that, in order to institute his proceedings, the eventual Director of Public Prosecutions may, by virtue of the independence conferred on him by the bill as tabled, decide to enter into an agreement with the province concerning a given situation if he considers it preferable that either the province or the Director of Public Prosecutions institute a proceeding. He will have all the necessary authority to do so.