Thank you very much.
Mr. Parent, I want to follow up on Erin's comments regarding the regulatory process. When we look at your page 8, there's 71% with “The government's tendering/bidding process”, “No means of determining what the gov't wants”, and “Too much paperwork”. Then another 20%, actually, which I didn't include in that 70%, is the “Inability to contact the actually user/purchaser”. We've had some discussion about that. Mr. Christie brought it up.
Then when you get to your page 10, you mention “Simplicity of forms”, “Clarity of steps necessary to sell to federal gov't”, and “Notification”. Those were the three that you had mentioned.
I'm glad to hear from our witnesses in some respects that things are improving. Quite honestly, I think, as political people, we want to see that. Many of us have been in business. We understand small businesses. They're in our ridings. We talk to them all the time. I think many of us get that.
I think our challenge is that if that's the case—and we've talked about it here—why do you think it is so difficult? That's a policy thing, I guess. The challenge becomes of moving forward in the complexity. Why have they become so complex? Is it for liability? Do you have any ideas?
I want to go to Mr. Parent.