Thank you, Madam Chair.
Thank you for being here, Mr. Stewart. Currently, you are with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, but you were a deputy minister at the department of public safety. You were at public safety when China started using all these tactics. That said, I do recognize you've had a distinguished career in the public service.
I am trying to get some clarity to help me better understand things. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the impression I've gotten from the previous witnesses is that the structure the government put in place to fight foreign interference is dictated by circumstances. There was Russian interference in the U.S. in 2017, but now, we're dealing with many more tactics—more subtle and targeted tactics. They're being carried out at the local level. The public is following the committee's proceedings, so I would like to know whether we are equipped to respond to that. Do our services have the ability, as we speak, to tackle those methods?