Thank you, Chair.
Commissioner, it's always nice to have you with us.
You're obviously an important driver of this committee. One of the problems we have--this is a bit of an aside--in Parliament, I think, is that we're expected to look at issues critically, and we have superb Library of Parliament researchers, but we just don't have enough of them. So the kind of information you provide is very valuable.
One of my questions is about the strategy and your role with respect to it.
After you evaluate and study the strategy, what will come out of that evaluation? Will we have some interesting information to be able to question governments on environmental policy? Or could this amount to a bit of a smokescreen, in the sense that the government will come out with a strategy with much fanfare and then the commissioner will look at it and say, yes, there are targets and timelines--so all is hunky dory, without commenting on whether the targets or the guidelines are any good. I mean, the government could come out with some very modest targets, some very modest goals, and you would sort of be hamstrung, having to say that at least they came out with targets, and that's great.
So what can we expect? What kind of advice will you be giving? What kinds of observations will you be making?