Thank you for asking that question.
I think it is very important to recognize that attracting new investment from large companies in the auto sector remains an important challenge for Canada, an opportunity. A big part of what we need to do in supporting the auto sector is to reinforce, if you like, the supply chain and the linkages between the small and medium-sized firms with those larger firms.
The automotive supplier innovation program is a five-year, $100-million program. It's designed to reinforce those supply linkages by promoting technology, demonstration, and development, and by prototyping activities of Canadian-based suppliers and ensuring that we have this strong supply chain in place. I think in terms of timing, we're looking to begin accepting applications in June, so very shortly, and we have been meeting with an advisory group in that respect.
Again I think the main focus is really contributing to the development of technology that will allow us to have high-value-added suppliers in Canada that are part of a strong auto supply chain.