There are some legal technicalities with respect to Bill C-7, as it has been explained to me by my legal bureau. I'd prefer to undertake to provide you with their response on this. It's more of a legal technical nature, but I'm assured by them that Canada has in place all of the legislative provisions necessary to implement the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention as it currently exists.
My understanding is that at the time Bill C-7 was being brought forward and passed, it contained provisions that foreshadowed the passage or amendment of the BTWC, which in fact never happened. There has been a long-standing attempt to implement within the BTWC a verification mechanism similar to what you have within the Chemical Weapons Convention. Of course, verifying the presence of chemicals is quite easy. Verifying the presence of dangerous biological pathogens is much more difficult. So it's related to the failure to amend the BTWC, which Bill C-7 foreshadowed, and therefore that's the reason it has not been enacted. But that's a layman's non-legal interpretation, and I will undertake to ask my legal bureau to provide you with a more technical legal interpretation of that.