Thank you, Mr. Chair.
It sounds like all of you are fairly well versed in what's happening right now in the emerging legislative framework that we're seeing for supply chain transparency. Just recently now, we have Australia also coming on board.
In the work that you're doing with different entities here, I'm sure you can appreciate that part of the interest we've heard from witnesses is that we need some kind of a legislative framework that allows some kind of standard process, standard reporting mechanism, because we have all these different jurisdictions now doing it in different ways.
For investment, you want Canada to not be disadvantaged with something that's ambiguous. Also, where do we fall in?
Knowing all of that, how should we be advancing this? What department do you envision being the one that takes the lead on what supply chain transparency is? Maybe I'm getting ahead of some of my colleagues in the questions, because I've already followed this issue. We're past debating the different mechanisms. Should we prohibit slavery, or should we make it mandatory to report it? It's all being rolled in now in other jurisdictions.
It sounds like you're following this, too, when you see this as emerging. Do you have an idea of where or what department is going to take the lead on this, or are you still waiting for that kind of recommendation? When we're recommending, I don't know who we're talking to. Do you?