Thanks for coming to help us understand about this opportunity.
On a personal note, I want to congratulate the Stern School of Business at NYU for your commitment to the offbeat and the innovative. My son, Baba Brinkman, was commissioned to do The Rap Guide to Business by NYU, and spent some time with members of your faculty and your students.
I have two questions. One of them has to do with creating the space for opportunities and special development zones. That goes hand in hand with what Michaëlle Jean said would help in Haiti; it's really working with the government and not creating an über-government network of NGO and development money. I think this sounds like an exciting prospect, offbeat and innovative, maybe.
However, we also heard earlier from witnesses that the key is that some of the intangibles, some of the things that money can't buy.... We heard that Canada's help, if it's international development interest, should be about equitable growth and job creation, and not income-unequal job creation. It should be within a sustainable development framework, a total accounting approach.
Could you comment on how Canada can respect the sovereignty of a country like Honduras, which may not have a big commitment or capacity on those things, but still be making that a criterion of our assistance. That's one question, and I'll just put the second one out now also.
In terms of providing the seed of trust, I do have to comment that there are some things that Canada is eroding in terms of being an international beacon of trust and honesty. You may not be aware of it, but there is a big investigation by Elections Canada on potential systemic election fraud in the last federal election. There are other issues. The Auditor General publicly and the Parliamentary Budget Officer were talking about two sets of books, information not disclosed—