Mr. Simonds, I was a mayor for the last four years, up until last November, that is. Our municipality only had 5,000 people, and we also had difficulty recruiting volunteer firefighters. What led you to set the figure at 200 hours? It can vary considerably, when you consider small or medium municipalities. The municipality of which I was mayor was a medium-sized one, but, in my mind, it was small. We cannot compare ourselves to much larger cities. But it is often in the very small or medium-sized municipalities that you find the volunteers.
What led you to set the figure at 200 hours? What justified that choice for you?