Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.
Ms. Yale and Madam Simard, it's a great pleasure to welcome you here. Thank you very much for 97 very all-encompassing recommendations and what I think was an excellent report.
Ms. Yale, you've already touched on the issue of freedom of speech, but I want to give you a chance to respond again because you don't get to respond to what's said in the House of Commons.
On January 30, Michelle Rempel stated this in question period:
Mr. Speaker, yesterday a government-appointed panel enthusiastically recommended that the government should control what news coverage Canadians should be allowed to see.
Under the Liberal plan, the Liberals would be able to force all news sites to prominently link all of their coverage to Liberal government-approved websites. This would have an instant chill effect on free speech and diversity of thought in the Canadian media ecosystem.
The Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Scheer, on February 3, 2020, speaking about your report, said the following:
Mr. Speaker, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was supposed to be a cautionary tale about the evils of big government, not an instruction manual for the Prime Minister.
Do you believe that these are fair characterizations of your report?