Thank you, Chair.
Mr. Bennett, I'm assuming you're aware of a gentleman by the name of Stephen Hazell. Are you acquainted with him? I have a copy of a paper he delivered on behalf of the Sierra Club of Canada to the Forum of Federations on September 14, 2009. I also have a paper he delivered to the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy on April 15, 2011, and in it he spoke about the significant shortcomings of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. One that he identified was too much sweating of small stuff, legal requirements for small projects.
Do you agree that this is a significant shortcoming of the current Canadian Environmental Assessment Act?