I appreciate that.
To Monsieur Vincent, our next guest in the next hour is from the CRTC. I could be wrong, but to my understanding, that story about the list being available to be bought was actually false and not accurate. I'd like to know more, so if you don't ask the question, I'll be asking the question.
My question now is for the Competition Bureau. Hopefully you're able to answer it.
There is an exception in here for business-to-business communications. Do you as an organization have any issues with that? Most organizations that have come to see us have appreciated that there's a business-to-business exemption.
I'll use the wild example--this doesn't actually happen, and I want that to be on the record--of an insurance company, let's say, that's using spam to bug me about buying insurance from them. I've had no past relationship with them and I've never bought life insurance from them. But they keep sending me e-mails. I'm not happy about that. I can take action if this bill becomes law.
In a previous life, I sold racking systems for servers and monitors. I actually sold to many of the large insurance companies. They have beautiful computer rooms in their basements, with lots of names on them. I was able to put their hardware on a lot of my racks.
Under this legislation, an insurance company would still be able to e-mail me--or I could e-mail them, because they are a customer--any discounts, anything I had, as long as there was a relationship; that's my understanding. But in terms of starting a relationship, have you read anything in here, or could you tell me what you believe this would do, with regard to me trying to start a relationship with, say, a large insurance company that I'm trying to sell something to, from a business-to-business perspective?