Thank you, Mr. Chair. I really appreciate the appearance of both witnesses today. I will try to keep this as technical as possible.
I want to go on to the subject of federal criminal law power. We know that criminal law's main purpose is to look at a supposed evil, which may be directed at any kind of form, against any person or organization. If we enact legislation with the purpose of protecting vital public interests, an argument could be made that doing so falls within the jurisdiction of criminal law power.
If we look technically at the bill before us, Bill S-201, and examine the relevant clauses, are you able to tell this committee how federal criminal law power could technically fit within the direct prohibitions that exist in these clauses? It seems to me that a behaviour is being targeted and not really a direct contract. A contract could exist in any kind of business, but this seems to me to be the action and not the end result.