Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to Mr. MacGregor for coming forward with this. I too met those two gentlemen and did read those letters, as well.
One of the key things that our colleague here has talked about is oversight, in the sense that they have not been focused on. I believe that is something that goes throughout our criminal justice system with respect to jurors. We pay these people either nothing or very little; sometimes they are co-opted for months because of their sense of duty, sometimes a couple of years; then when the trial is completed they are just let out the back door and goodbye, that's it. I think some of these jurors' stories of the effect that this has on them are very believable.
These, again, are people who are serving the public, just like the RCMP, just like members of our armed forces. These are people who are doing what is right by society, and I think it would be groundbreaking for this committee to have a look at this. In many areas there are dozens of reports, on all different subjects, and that's great, but I know of no report or of any study that has ever focused on this particular problem.
I think this would be one of the real benchmarks that will mark our job as part of this justice committee, if we go ahead with this. I don't think it would take a huge amount of time. I think we would be able to come to a consensus on what it is that we recommend. This would be something that would be referred to—I guarantee—for many years to come. I think this would be a breakthrough, here. I am very supportive of this.