I am sorry to disappoint you. The answer is no, and let me tell you why.
As I mentioned earlier, you cannot have a plan for every single type of incident that can come up, because keeping them up to date and making sure that you have the right plan, the right version, would be very cumbersome. What we have is a general approach that the federal government and the provinces share. I know you don't like jargon, but we call that an “all hazards” approach. No matter what the hazard is, we use the same steps.
We will involve different people. If it were in northern Ontario, we would not have our people in the downtown Toronto office as our main source of information. We will look in the field, and we may move people. We will work with the Ontario provincial emergency management office, and because we have the same basic structure, if they need to do logistics work and they think they will require some assistance from the federal government, we have a logistics group as well, so those two will work together. If there's a need to do some financial planning because it's a disaster that could be covered by the disaster financial assistance arrangement, we can work with them on that angle. All of that is defined within the federal government as the federal emergency response plan.
The plan describes how we work and some actions we take, but every day, 24/7, we have people who monitor what's happening in Canada. It may be simply a small train derailment, two trains with three cars and one is carrying some kind of chemical, and that is very quickly taken care of and there is no need for us to follow up. In two H1N1s that we're looking at, we are monitoring what's happening in the private sector. We're monitoring what's happening in the United States. We're monitoring what's happening in Europe. We're trying to gauge what impact it is going to have, and before it hits us our planning people start planning. That's the process we have. It's very dynamic. That's a word that was used before by your colleague. It is a very dynamic and wholesome approach.
You can bring in additional pieces and parts. In the government operations centre, if something happens and we need to bring in the RCMP, Transport Canada, HRSDC, Treasury Board Secretariat, and CBSA, we will do that. They will come and we will plan together. The response will be speeded up, because people will be talking to the right people at the right time with the right information.
That's how we do it.