Thank you very much.
First of all, Madam Chair, I'd just like to say that it's duly noted that you've intervened to tell witnesses when they haven't answered the question, so we'll certainly expect the same standard when government officials or the minister appears. So that's good.
I am concerned by the responses today, because it seems to me that we're being told on the one hand that this is all terribly complex and on the other hand not to worry about it—we have a good system in place, the government has done a great job, and things are okay. Yet I don't feel that way at all, and I don't think many Canadians feel that way.
We will be focusing a lot on the motion that was passed to find out what this national strategy would look like and what the required reporting will look like.
I want to switch to one question, though. We know that the Auditor General identified problems with the approval process in the fall of last year. We know that the minister has said that there's now an expedited process in place. But in the longer term....
What are some of the problems you've had with the approval process? We know that it takes up to two years. Are there things we should be doing in a more systemic way to look at the length of the approval process?