I'll come back to my initial question, because these are surprising impacts. I think we can all agree on that. And it hasn't been anything that's been examined in any detail through Bill S-2's movement through Parliament thus far.
There was an impact study done that would presumably show not only the tax impact for the end of this fiscal year and next fiscal year, but also for subsequent years. It would be actually based on what the actual withholding tax amounts were in previous years. Right?
Is that study, then, something this committee can receive? Because I think that's something on which we would all want to consult our various caucuses. If we're talking about a half a billion dollars over three years, presumably that's over $1 billion in the next five or six years. That's a lot of money. I don't think anyone would want to take a snap decision when we're talking about that large a fiscal impact.
Are those studies something that can now be released to the committee, since we're the ones who are charged to study this--though I'm sure Mr. Pallister regrets that we were given that responsibility.