Thank you, Madam Chair.
With respect to the Auditor General, I would simply state that the audit was conducted prior to the update of new user fees. The challenge we faced when that audit was conducted was that the fees we charged were 14 years old. They were extremely out of date, and the organization was significantly underfunded.
On April 1 we introduced new fees that restore the balance. As a result of those new fees, we've been able to add a significant number of new staff to the organization. I'm very pleased to report to the committee that we are meeting performance targets on all areas except generics, and we are working quickly to get caught up in that one final area so that we can be meeting our performance targets. We've significantly improved as a result of the new fees that have allowed us to charge appropriately for our work; we're now appropriately resourced and have the staff.