Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Minister, for being here today.
As you know, this committee has been studying MPAs for a number of months now. We've been hearing different testimonies from all sides of the argument, for lack of a better word, but one thing we haven't heard about that the legislation talks about is “interim protection” MPAs. I'm wondering if you can elaborate on that a little bit. I'm concerned about what that looks like in terms of the process, the consultation, and making sure that if we do have an interim MPA, we will still meet those standards that a regular MPA has in terms of making sure that people are consulted on that process.