Thank you very much.
That's a very good question, Mr. Casey. Both conventions contain a number of binding obligations. We are able to implement virtually all of those obligations under existing law in Canada. However, both conventions put forward criminal offences. Those are detailed in a specific article in both conventions. I can give you the references if you wish.
Fortunately, for us at least, in those conventions the wording is relatively plain language. We are able to implement all of the obligations without implementing legislation, except for the provisions requiring criminalization. So to answer your question, yes, implementing legislation is needed, but it's of a fairly narrow scope with regard to the new criminal provisions that are introduced in both conventions. Fortunately, in these two conventions, those additional criminal provisions are sufficiently similar in each convention that we can address them through one piece of legislation.
In the Minister of Justice's news release and the backgrounder that was issued when the legislation was introduced, there's a very concise four-point summary as to the changes that are needed in this regard. But if you wish, I can draw your attention to the specific articles of each convention on which legislative action is required by Canada.