Good morning. Thank you for being here with us.
Let me tell you first that my party and I are supporting your request for an additional $100,000.
Having said that, I've been asked by my colleague, who normally sits here, to ask a couple of other questions and to get your comments.
One of them deals with the Olympic security cameras in Vancouver. We understand that the cameras are going to be removed from the Vancouver streets. I guess the concern of my colleague from Burnaby—Douglas is that in fact all cameras be removed. We were wondering if you have any comments on that, from the point of view of privacy.
The other question is in regard to the UN report that states that “airport body scans breach rights”:
Martin Scheinin, the UN special rapporteur on the protection of human rights, said while countering extremism scanners were both an ineffective means of prevention and an excessive intrusion into individual privacy.
Scheinin, who was “appointed to monitor the impact of anti-terror measures on individual freedoms five years ago, told the UN Human Rights Council better detection technology could be better for human rights.” So he's saying that “full body scanners are a disproportionate intrusion into privacy when measures are not taken to minimize the negative impact on privacy.”
My colleague would just like to see if you have any comments on that, given the fact that we've approved body scanners in Canada.