With regard to the witnesses who appeared before the House transportation committee, we did follow those discussions quite closely. There were some concerns raised.
First, I should start by making the point that I believe Canada's airports, as represented by different members and by the Canadian Airports Council, indicated a high level of support for the proposal by the government.
There were also witnesses from CATSA, as well as Nav Canada. CATSA indicated support for the legislation. Nav Canada spoke specifically with regard to its own experience with the commercialization of air navigation services and the legislation that framed that commercialization. They indicated that in their view, the legislation had stood the test of time, and they felt they were well served by the legislative framework. They also noted that the legislative framework for Nav Canada is in large part similar to the legislative framework that the government is proposing with regard to the commercialization of aviation security screening.
We did hear some concerns raised by Canada's airlines. Their concerns were largely focused on the pace of the proposed timeline for the commercialization of CATSA. They indicated that they were otherwise under quite a bit of pressure as a result of recent decisions by the government, including the grounding of the 737 Max 8. We are in ongoing conversation with Canada's airlines with regard to the pace of the negotiations. I believe the airlines are now speaking with the Canadian Airports Council with a view toward developing the industry negotiating team that would then sit down with the government to finalize the negotiations required to complete the commercialization, should this legislation be passed.