Thank you, Chair.
Thank you to all of our witnesses for appearing.
I want to go back to the topic of treaties. I think it's completely unacceptable that the Liberal government, by choosing an arbitrary implementation date, would put us in a position where Canada would breach three treaties that may jeopardize trade deals that are dependent on us complying to them. I think that's ridiculous. It's naive to think that we could have any kind of integrity on the world stage by violating the treaties. I think “principled non-compliance” was the term used. This is ridiculous. We are always calling out other countries that don't abide by the treaties they've signed with the UN. We will lose that ability if we don't address this situation. I think this is completely irresponsible.
In terms of withdrawing from the treaty, I think you said, Mr. Hoffman, that if we gave notice now, we could then legalize in January of 2019. Is that right?