Thank you, Minister, and all those with you here today. Thank you for your appearance here. It is much appreciated.
There are so many different aspects of this department. As an attorney general, one of the responsibilities you have is to either intervene or get involved with all the lawsuits and applications before the court that could involve the federal government. I'd like to direct your attention to one in particular.
I'm sure you heard a couple of weeks ago the Supreme Court announce that it will hear a New Brunswick appeal of a lower court ruling that says citizens have a constitutional right to purchase alcohol in Quebec and take it into New Brunswick. I'm assuming, first of all, that you would support domestic free trade between the provinces and that you would support getting rid of limitations and restrictions on interprovincial trade.