Thank you, Chair.
Thank you to all the witnesses.
Professor Leuprecht, you were good enough to list your unintended consequences one by one. There were eight, I think.
I'd like to start with the one that caught my attention and that is the issue of hybridization, taking a backlog in the superior courts and visiting that on the provincial courts. It sounds to me a lot like downloading by the federal government.
I thought your statistics about how we have 99.6% of criminal cases already going through the provincial courts was very sobering. The implications of hybridization, I think I understood you to say, would be that even fewer cases go through the superior court, all of which would lead to enormous additional expenses for the provinces.
In the research you've done, is there any empirical evidence on how much the additional cost would be?