Thank you, Mr. Chair,
Thank you to all the witnesses for appearing here today.
The chair pointed out earlier that you're not obligated to follow up in writing on things, but picking up on Ms. Rempel's and Mr. Toet's questions, it would be really useful for all of us if you did come up with other names or organizations or themes of what kinds of stakeholders we need to hear from. That would be useful for all of us. We're here today trying to develop a framework or a scope for our study, so the more information we can get to narrow that or focus it, the better.
Also, picking up on Ms. Liu's request about the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, that report was about conservation in Canada, and it had 20 recommendations. I'd be worried we'd be duplicating some of the work there. So I would find it very useful to have an update on where we are with regard to those recommendations and whether some of them have been achieved. That would really help us with our scope.
I have a series of questions, which I don't think I need long answers to, just to help us again figure out where we are here. Can you tell me which federal department is mainly responsible for relations with provinces on conservation? And which departments are mainly responsible for relations with other countries on conservation? Would both be Environment Canada, or are different departments responsible for each?