Thank you, Mr. Chair, for giving me the opportunity to ask this question.
I asked it the last time we met the witnesses, but I am not sure I understand the meaning of subclause 4(2).
Can you explain why the bill must absolutely be retroactive to June 19, 2013? I know that June 19 is the effective date of the agreement with Hong Kong, but would there be a problem were we to proceed as we normally do, and have the legislation come into effect when it is passed and given royal assent?