Actually, the federal government is already doing some very good things. For example, I'm thinking of Natural Resources Canada's project to build wood high-rise buildings, which is about four years old. Structurlam has already done this in Vancouver. In Quebec City, we did it with the Origine condo tower. The tower has 13 floors, including one of concrete and 12 of solid wood. The project was carried out through a Government of Canada initiative for demonstration projects that focused on the entire technology development component of the project, not the cost of the wood. That kind of support is very positive.
We are able to offer products like cross-laminated timber (CLT) today thanks to partners like FPInnovations. In 2009, FPInnovations mentioned to us that there was a mission to Europe for a new solid wood product, cross-laminated timber. So we went to Germany and Austria, as suggested by FPInnovations. All our product validation technology processes that we were developing were supported by FPInnovations, actively and loyally supported by the Government of Canada, which is very strategic.
What can we do to make more products? Clearly, it's a market issue. We have been talking about the National Building Code for a few moments. The Code is restrictive for innovation; it does not say that the project must meet safety objectives, for example, in case of fire. The Code does not say that we have to meet such and such objective in terms of the environmental footprint. The Code requires us to take this product or that product. This is where the requirement obsturcts innovation.