Mr. Chair, our comments are very much in line with the questions asked by Ms. Boivin.
I heard Minister MacKay say that the two parts go hand in hand. If I understand correctly, those types of crimes cannot produce concrete results in terms of charges and other considerations without the legislation governing investigative methods being modernized. I agree, and so does the commissioner's office. Laws on investigative methods should be modernized in a modern world where technological tools, including the Internet, are now used. We fully support the objective of modernizing legislation that governs investigative methods.
However, our concerns relate to the specific methods suggested in the bill. In particular, those methods require fairly detailed and advanced technical notions. We don't think an undue delay would be caused if experts were asked to look into those technical issues, possibly before a House committee. That way, parliamentarians could be better informed of the concrete consequences of legislative measures presented before them and could provide useful investigative tools that would not unduly limit Canadians' privacy.