Thank you, Peter, and thank you for inviting me today.
The nuance is probably important to understand because it has continued through the conversation and the questions. I believe the private sector is going to be an incredibly important part of the recovery, and there are a lot of investors.
In my world I talk to investors all the time, and a lot of investors are looking for the opportunity to actively participate in the recovery, whether it's from a mercenary standpoint, looking at where they might invest and buy things at an inexpensive price, but there's also an altruistic side to it; the private sector wants to help and pull together and support this.
There are massive regional disparities. I've put forward the idea of ensuring the private sector has a voice, particularly non-bank investment funds and organizations that might be trying to raise money for leasing or factoring or trade credit and so on to have the opportunity to....
Rather than simply asking for tax revenues to be put into industries, perhaps government could guarantee programs or fund a purchase whereby money is put into pools, and government supervision is done by private investors, private members of Canadian society, and worked into public-private partnerships to invest in areas such as small and medium-sized companies that are being so substantially damaged by the crisis.