Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, again, to all of you for very interesting presentations.
One thing I picked up from the presentations is the effect of the current lack of rules on Canada from an aid effectiveness point of view, but also from an economic point of view. I think one of you underlined the fact that we have Canadian businesses all over the world, and what they are doing can often be preempted or disturbed by social upheaval. Of course, that's not even including humanitarian considerations and human rights considerations. So if we look at what it can do to Canada, on top of what it already does to the people in some developing countries, in particular, we see the importance of this treaty.
We've heard other witnesses talk a lot about the effect such a treaty could have on domestic gun ownership. Most of the experts I've heard, including disarmament ambassadors and people like that, have always stated, point blank, that it won't have any effect on domestic policy. But as we've heard other comments...maybe, Mr. Epps, you could react with your point of view on that.