One of the roles we play at NRCan is that we manage the accords related to these statutory obligations, and in managing them we do things like forecasting and monitoring. We're looking at the price of oil; we're looking at the fluctuations of production and making predictions. It's not simply a flow through. We also play a role in managing and monitoring the trends, creating reports, and so on. I'd be happy to speak more about that if you wish.
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