I'm going to put this question to both of you. A Financial Post article quotes the founding executive director of McMaster's public policy program, who stated the following:
It does seem like a sort of obvious or blatant hire that says, “This person was a Liberal insider who was (in charge of policies in) our industry...and now we’re going to leverage his knowledge and insight for our benefit,”... It sort of seems like a classic instance of regulatory capture.
Do you believe that the Lobbying Act and the Conflict of Interest Act allow for regulatory capture?
We can begin with you, Ms. Bélanger.