No. As a matter of fact, you'll notice that there are exemptions with respect to the Canadian military. I would recommend that you have a look at those. We've been aware of the lawful use of nuclear material and accustomed to it, and we approve of it when this material is dealt with in a proper, lawful manner.
What this bill does is particularize the kind of activity that could threaten the safety and security of Canada and indeed that of our partners throughout the world. That was why the treaties came together. It wasn't because much of this activity wasn't frowned upon. They wanted to come together to see that a clear and consistent message is being sent throughout the world that we are cooperating with each other, harmonizing our laws, and making sure that there are appropriate penalties for the kind of activity we're talking about, and that this approach is consistent throughout like-minded countries such as our own.
While a number of countries have not yet changed their laws or ratified this treaty, I am optimistic that more countries in the future will do so. That's the message that I have gotten back, but we are not waiting around for all the other countries in the world or the countries that have signed on to this to ratify it. We're moving ahead at this particular time.
I think this is very appropriate, and I too am encouraged. If this is a step towards that kind of cooperation for these sensible and important pieces of legislation that we're bringing forward to the justice committee, I couldn't be happier if we get these bills through. I hope this is just the first of many that will come before this committee.