I just wanted to augment what the Honourable Scott Armstrong was saying. We shouldn't at all discount the security aspect in funerals now. I'm going to give you a very quick two examples.
One is John Diefenbaker's funeral at Christ Church Cathedral here in Ottawa. We were seated and we were ready for the clergy to start the service when, lo and behold, there was a bomb threat. The church had already been swept by the RCMP, by the local police. They were quite satisfied, but who ultimately decides? So I took it upon myself, along with Graham Glockling, who some of you may know from Heritage.... Joe Clark was the Prime Minister at the time. We went to his seat of honour, of course, and he was right near John Diefenbaker's casket, so we said, “Sir, this is the situation. What do we do?” To add a little humour, he said, “The only guy who can hurt me in here is actually in the box.” What he meant was that the police have looked after it, they've taken care of it, and I think we'll take our chances on that.
Secondly, very quickly, it happens more often than we'd like. In Montreal, with Pierre Trudeau, as we were moving to city hall, again there was a threat that there was going to be a bomb at city hall. Your man in the RCMP, Sergeant Major Mercier, I think it was at the time—he's retired now, a very capable guy—stopped the procession and they did their immediate checks, whatever they entail, quite a lot I think, and he said proceed. We were actually stopped for maybe close to a half hour.
I just wanted to underline, sir, what you were saying and the importance of that now in today's world.