I very much appreciate how busy the committee is. It seems that the estimates are such a critical function, and I would suggest we don't actually do a great job. When I compare it to provincial legislatures and what committees will go through in terms of estimates, it seems we land at the complete opposite spectrum by simply sending them back, and I've seen too many committees do this.
This is the taxpayers' money; this is the most thorough chance we have of reviewing them. I'm not suggesting any complete and exhaustive review, but certainly more than we did last time. In the last environment committee, we just sent them back. I remember feeling regret, and it was expressed as a regret later on by all three opposition parties, because we didn't have a proper review of them at all.
So I'm going to suggest we at least take aside a day with some department officials and give the estimates a look.