Thank you, Madam Chair. I want to thank our witnesses for joining us this morning.
Good morning, Mr. von Finckenstein. You may not recall, but we have met many times at CRTC hearings. I was lucky to be in attendance for the presentation of Canadian Union of Public Employees' briefs.
I just want to ask you some questions about your recent statements. According to you, it is acceptable for a private broadcaster, to whom an access to information request has been submitted, to turn to the Federal Court in order to prevent the disclosure of certain information that may be seen as strategic and competition-promoting. If that's good for private broadcasters, do you think that CBC's position is reasonable? We are talking about the same resources, same exemptions and same authorities. CBC is trying to protect itself against disgruntled requesters who are also its direct competitors.