Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Thank you, Ministers, and Mr. Rosenberg and Mr. Patel, for being here.
Through you, Mr. Chair, to Minister Baird, I think when you were last here, Minister, I asked you about the START program, the stabilization and reconstruction task force, that your department has. It has been in effect for about seven years, I think. It started in 2005.
On the website of your department, in one of the interesting things about the START mission, it talks about how its mission is to “plan and deliver coherent, effective conflict prevention, crisis response, post conflict peacebuilding...and stabilization initiatives....” I would think this would be an ideal program to engage Canada in Libya in sort of a post-conflict capacity building context. Libya clearly has not had functioning democratic institutions for decades: things like a judicial system and some of the challenges in Burma that you have spoken about.
I'm wondering if generally you think the START program has been useful since you've been at the head of the department. Do you anticipate renewing it? If so, can we do more specifically in Libya through a program like that?