In an informal way, such lines of consultation exist now. As I mentioned, a large group of criminal law academics sent a letter to the Minister of Justice in December of 2015. That has led to some informal collaboration on a number of things. We have provided the department and the minister's office with the names of people who are interested in, and experts in, a number of different areas. I know, for example, you've heard from Marie-Eve Sylvestre on the bail issues, and she's one of the people on the expert lists around bail. Really, at that informal level, those lines are there.
There certainly would be no harm in something more formalized, though. Personally, I am in favour of the notion of a law reform commission to have something on an ongoing basis, but the last time the Criminal Code was amended—which was, embarrassingly, before I was born—a royal commission was struck. A royal commission to amend the Criminal Code conducted those kinds of consultations with affected communities. This was not just with academics, but of course, with the people themselves who were connected, either through, say, Pivot Legal Society to get input from that community, or the kinds of organizations that are here as well today. We want wide consultation, not just with academics about this but with the affected people.