The signing of these two particular treaties is evidence of the kind of cooperation that is possible throughout the world. As I indicated to you, a number of countries have already signed these treaties and ratified them. Dozens of countries came together to put this together, so if you're asking me if I'm optimistic, the answer is yes, when I see that kind of cooperation and when I see treaties like the two that are the subject of this particular piece of legislation.
It will be important for Canada that by passing this legislation, getting it through the House of Commons, and getting royal assent we are sending the message that we too are a part of that effort to contain this threat, and that we are showing leadership and are showing that we are prepared to work with our allies on this issue.
I think you can point to these two pieces of legislation as progress in this area. Certainly the legislation before you is evidence of that progress.