Thank you very much.
Thank you for being here this afternoon and for presenting your testimony. It's very valuable for our discussion here at committee as we look at this legislation.
Mr. Bienvenu, I have a question for you, but perhaps I'll introduce my context first. Like you, I am always cognizant of judicial independence and the role that the separation of governance from the judiciary plays in ensuring that our democracy stays strong and the rule of law is maintained. I'm also very aware of the need for transparency. The testimony we have heard numerous times here at this committee is that there is a need for progress and that this legislation is long overdue, as you probably know already.
You mentioned that you believe the enforcement of these rules should rest with the chief justices versus the independent commissioner. Can you elaborate on why you think this power should rest with the chief justices?