Thank you, Professor.
I'm going to pick up where you left off in a minute.
It must have been an exciting time here in Parliament in 1972 with the general election going on. I think it ended up being 109 to 107. I'd be interested in your reflections on that and on what type of estimates review went on in 1972 after that particular election.
I want to go back to the Parliamentary Budget Office. I could see a process that had the Parliamentary Budget Officer and his department work with a committee like this or a large committee like the super committee you were discussing. If they actually focused as much on performance as they did on the estimates, I could see them providing members of Parliament with more workable data, as you were talking about.
As a member of Parliament, and as a member of a committee, you could actually approach the Parliamentary Budget Office to basically do a study and produce a report for you with specific information and specific questions about specific departments or specific programs in departments. Do you think that would produce more usable and more worthwhile information for us as parliamentarians?