Thank you, Chair.
I'd like to address my question, at least initially, to Ms. Wiebe.
You spoke to us about the eight-year trial and made a statement that you'd like to see all the levels of government get together and determine what is appropriate for what is needed. My perspective on the evidence I've heard on this committee is that's really the point of the hybrid offences. They still maintain their maximum, so if there is any deterrent effect, they still have that same effect but it allows the prosecution the discretion to, in a particular case, decide what is the best way to proceed to prosecute. In some cases, they will choose a summary offence as opposed to an indictable offence because that seems to be the best way forward for justice to happen, and also it means that sometimes they will proceed with the specific offence rather than charging a different offence that might be more amenable to prosecution.
I'd like your comments on that, and I would invite everyone else to follow.