Thank you, Madam Chair.
Minister Joly, gentlemen, thank you for being here today.
Thank you for your kind words about the committee's work. All of us here are committed to and proud of working to improve the situation of regional media.
I am pleased to see that we will no longer have to hound the Minister of Canadian Heritage about collecting a sales tax on transactions, because there is broad agreement among the media on this tax. Everyone is talking about it. It is becoming commonly accepted and will make its way to the office of the Minister of Finance, and I am very happy about that.
I looked at the votes of supplementary estimates (B), and I am wondering if Carolle Brabant, of Telefilm Canada, has contacted you to say that the $2 million that was earmarked was not necessary.