Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Recommendation C45 is what I would describe as a rather technical amendment and that's essentially why it finds itself in chapter C of the recommendations. It has to do with the fact that we have on staff at the office a certain number of contractual investigators, people who are not employees of the public service, and as the law currently stands, they are not in a position to apply for things such as production orders under the Criminal Code, because these instruments, production orders, which, for example, we use to force a bank to give us information about financial transactions, can only be applied for before a judge by public servants.
As I said, we have a number of investigators who are contractual employees, and currently they are not covered by the Criminal Code. What it would require is simply a very small amendment to make sure that contractual employees may apply for both search warrants and production orders. Search warrants are currently already covered, but when these new provisions on production orders were introduced, I think somebody forgot to make sure that contractual investigators could also have the ability to apply for them. That's why I say it's a rather technical amendment, and I don't think it should pose any significant problems.