Thank you, Mr. Daniel.
Actually, I was just recently involved in a survey of a number of major ICT employers in Canada, large and small. Everything that Mr. Elliott and Mr. Gupta say was validated. But there's another piece as well, which is that particularly large global companies have, what they call, a global business model. They put the work in the country that makes the most sense.
Take IBM for example. They're not a particularly Canadian company. If IBM is going to create a lot of jobs in Canada it's not a matter of whether they're.... Arguably, they're offshoring it or outsourcing it to Canada rather than away from Canada, if some work comes here. So Canadian leaders of many of these companies are actually competing with the leaders of their companies in other countries for what they call a global mandate.
I'm sure you may have noticed the recent IBM announcement where both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario made a contribution around analytics in Ontario—a very significant investment, altogether close to $100 million. The reason why it's happening here is that IBM actually happens to have a lot of analytics talent in this country already. They acquired a number of companies in Ontario, the largest of which was in Ottawa, but a number of others as well. That's why we got that mandate. It wasn't because IBM likes Canada. It's because the skills are here. So the point of this is that if we want to get more mandates here, we need to create those skill clusters.