Thank you so much. It's precisely that.
With great respect, I do know that there are, of course, fundamental building blocks: things like assault, theft and criminal responsiveness. However, there is an importance to naming elder abuse. There are gaps in patterns of behaviour around violence that do not necessarily get captured alone.
We also are not afraid of the Kienapple principle, where you may have one or more charges that overcome each other. You may have an impaired driving charge from having been over the 0.08 limit. It doesn't mean that you may not also have an assault, a theft, a fraud or a theft charge pursuant to a power of attorney charge, but that controlling behaviour, that pattern of abuse, is not captured as such in the Criminal Code.
We believe, like we did with other designated offences—such as intimate partner violence, as has been considered by this committee—that elder abuse falls into that category as well.