Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
I would like to continue to explore what Mr. Opitz just addressed, because I think it is important to really understand this point.
I would like to quote a recommendation made by the Chief Electoral Officer following the 40th general election:
Were returning officers not required to solicit the names of potential deputy returning officers, poll clerks and registration officers from candidates, they could begin recruitment earlier and would have more time to adequately train new staff.
This corresponds completely to the point Mr. Opitz raised. The main recommendation of the Chief Electoral Officer and several other people who are very familiar with the election process is to be able to hire people earlier in order to provide them with better training, which would considerable reduce the administrative errors mentioned in the Neufeld report and in general.
I think this is a much more appropriate solution in order to improve the system, rather than eliminating the vouching system entirely and using the voter information cards.
Do you agree with the CEO's recommendation?