Yes, I'm surprised to hear that. I think that the Conservatives have been quite clear that they would like to allow people to be able to engage with the committee on other issues, so written submissions at the committee level....
The other thing that I've heard quite clearly from the opposition as well is the fact that this agreement has changed. There have been many changes to this agreement throughout the past year. We haven't discussed the implication of Brexit. We haven't had witnesses before us to talk about 42% of our trade that may or may not be accessible in this agreement past the hard Brexit.
I think there are outstanding concerns for environmentalists. We're not going to hear from any of them at the committee. Seniors groups have been wanting to engage on this around the cost of drugs, and what that will mean. I think there are other groups that would be interested in coming before us, as we heard last week. We had the Cattlemen's Association, and although they support the agreement, they have some serious concerns about accessibility to the market and are seeking amendments that would ultimately allow them to have more of those non-tariff barriers removed.
I think by limiting what we are able to hear around this new kind of ever-changing agreement in the past year, we limit democracy and Canadians' ability to engage with the committee.