Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Welcome, Mr. Din. We're very pleased to have you here today.
In your testimony you're quite clear with your concerns about Canada's lifting the restrictions so totally when in fact to some degree they've given up some leverage that they may have had in this country. Sadly, Burma's bad actors are still in control. Other than what could be described as some “window-dressing”, which is a Canadian saying, not a lot has actually happened that is going to improve the democracy in that country.
I've got specific concerns though. I heard your call for ensuring that companies are dealing appropriately with people over there, that there be some kind of system in place, a list of designated persons you talked about.
We had a bill before Parliament called corporate and social responsibility that was defeated, which is exactly and precisely the same kind of thing you're talking about here.
In Burma today, are there Canadian companies operating there, and to your knowledge are they functioning with responsible actions, corporately and socially?