Chair, I thank you for being here. The first question I have is with regard to prohibitions, and the second is with regard to the non-business relationships. Specifically, it says that “in the last 18 months, the recipient has made a donation or gift, provided volunteer work or signed a membership”.
What I'm a little bit worried about are things like sports or not-for-profit or world issue discussion groups. Say, for example, you were just a recipient of information and articles over a period of time even beyond 18 months. If somebody were actually doing that, and you were receiving that.... For example, I worked for persons with disabilities before getting here, and I was just receiving information. I liked getting that information, but I'm not volunteering at the organization. I'm not a member of the organization, but I like to keep up to speed on it. Would they have to send out a consent form to be signed, or since I had regularly received that information in the past, would I be able to keep doing so? Are they actually going to have to bring another endeavour?
Once again, I'm worried about those who do informal sports discussions and the exchanges on civil society information and other types of news-sharing that go across personal lists that people have already assembled.