I am an expert in international law; I'm not an expert in domestic law. But in my reading of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act, it is bridging the divide between domestic and international law, and given that this satellite is a component of our foreign policy and our capacity to assert sovereignty in places like the north, the responsibility when dealing with the sovereignty, defence, and national security dimension is specifically vested in the foreign minister. He is the point man on this issue.
I agree that this committee has an important role to play and I would like to suggest that in the context of your dealing with the Investment Canada Act you should have a very clear view as to the parallel and slightly different test that exists for the Pearson Building. How you do that is up to you, obviously, but you need to have this in mind.
There is no question that generally speaking the Canadian government has more than sufficient powers to block the sale.