You talked about an audit. An audit is based on the information that we receive, and unless on the face of it something is screaming “foreign money”, it will not be seen by an auditor. What we're really talking about is an investigation by the commissioner in those cases. It's not something that would come out in an audit.
I have not made any suggestions in terms of altering the bill to deal with contributions. This is something you may want to consider, being sensitive that there are charter issues. If the concern is foreign money, it perhaps may not be necessary to have a full contribution regime. You may consider, for example, saying that if an entity receives a certain amount of foreign contributions within a certain period of time—and it would be for Parliament to decide what the amount of time would be—that entity should not use its general revenue. It could still form a third party. It would have to fundraise and pour that money into its bank account.
There is a range of options there, and that is an area the committee may want to consider without necessarily going to a full set of contribution limits.