Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thank you all for being here tonight.
My colleague's questions do bring up the point that it is very difficult to get transparency with regard to how decisions are made—the process by which decisions are made—which puts parliamentarians in a bit of a tricky situation. We are meant to be enforcing and ensuring that Canadian companies are living up to our obligations, yet we aren't able to get the information we need to answer those questions, so there is a transparency issue.
When I have asked about some of the processes, I've been told they're very complex.
I appreciate, Mr. Hutchison, that you're going to bring us a written document that gives us a bit more information about that.
Perhaps, Ms. Wrye, I could ask you some questions as well in terms of the transparency around this. I still don't quite understand how it is determined that there is risk, that there are human rights abuses taking place, that there is environmental degradation, that there's investment in these companies, particularly considering those companies.... It could change over time. On day one it could be fine and on day two it could not be. How is that evaluated? Who does that, and how frequently is it done?