Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Mr. Wilks, for attending with us today. I know you have a keen interest in the matters this committee deals with and often have volunteered your time to sit and observe and learn, and I appreciate your willingness to do that. I was going to begin by asking what inspired you to make this proposal, but your opening remarks were pretty illuminating on that point, in particular when as a member of the force you have to inform parents about their child's death or disappearance. I can understand that would be moving and difficult and a motivational experience, if I can put it that way, in the context of this bill.
Beyond that, I would expect that you probably drew some inspiration from the effect on your community and your constituents of the Hebert kidnapping. Since your constituents have experienced first-hand and close up the kind of problem your bill attempts to address, could you describe for us the impact of that incident on your community, and how your constituents are looking to your bill to deal with the impact of that offence?