Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to the witnesses.
There are a couple of angles I want to take us on here. First, when I'm talking to mining companies or energy companies that are dealing with your office, there's a general interest in getting the most expedient type of process possible, the one with the shortest timeline and the one with the least amount of rigour and public hearings and all the rest.
From my understanding, and correct me if I'm wrong, to trigger one process versus another, one type of screening level to another, it's often based on total tonnage being presented in the project, or there are various criteria you folks use. How do you get around the angle that some companies will play, which is the underbidding process? They say, “You say it's 1,000 tonnes a day. Anything above that will bump us up to a more arduous process. We're going to say 990 tonnes, go through our environmental assessment at a lower level, and then, lo and behold, one year after the projects start, we're up to 1,500 tonnes. Who knew?” How do you get around that?