To answer your question a little more holistically, when I said that now we're allowed to look into the use of set-asides because of the CFTA, don't forget that there's a domestic framework as well. We have to abide by the Financial Administration Act. In the government contracting regulations, there are specific exemptions. To date, they do not necessarily provide for the use of set-asides within the Canadian system, so we'd also have to look at the domestic legislative framework and see what would need to be adapted.
Within the context of international trade agreements, it's my understanding that there are no set thresholds. It's left to the discretion of the party to decide what those thresholds are and how they define small and medium-sized enterprises. By and large, for example, for the SBIR, the small business innovation research program in the States, it's 500 employees. For other areas, depending on the sector being looked at—aerospace, for example—that threshold could be different.
In Canada, so far we're looking at how we define SMEs in order to move forward with the possible development of a set-aside program, but the direct answer to your question is that there's no formal requirement within the trade agreements.