Thank you for being here. You give such a nice perspective. Small and medium-sized enterprises are the job creators and add to economic growth, especially the micro-enterprises because students coming out of university say, “Well, what can I do? There are just no jobs available.” Therefore, I'm so glad. As an accountant previously, I used to help small and medium-sized enterprises.
For a quick answer, my question is, what made you think Canada Post was going to be privatized? Somebody thought it was going to be privatized, and I think you said in your statement that we don't want it privatized. It's not going to be privatized—I'm just letting you know. If anybody is asking you questions about competition with Canada Post, it's not a question of privatization, so let's settle that.
We are here to get very creative input from the two of you, from everybody. As small and medium-sized enterprises, you are creative because you face challenges and you have to balance everything. We look at Canada Post, not from the task force perspective, which is just a discussion paper that we park. It's our analysis that will count.
Look at Canada Post and say, yes, letter mail is falling ad mail is increasing, parcels are increasing, other options such as e-post and e-commerce are increasing. If you had the logistical network of Canada Post, if you had its assets—about $7 billion—how would you leverage it? Nobody is even thinking outside the box. Everybody is so restricted within this financial mode, wherein we are being told to think along these lines. As an accountant, I would make you think this line because I would come up with accounting policies. But give me some creative answers. You have so much that is a positive in Canada Post. What are you going to do with it? How would you leverage it to make it better?