Thank you, Chair.
Mr. Ferguson, I'd like to refer back to the 2006 MOU, which is around the industrial procurement if you will, or the industrial piece of it, in chapter 2.33. At the end of that chapter, you say:
Projections made by the prime contractors were (and continue to be) extrapolated over the entire production period, and were based on a combination of opportunities related to...
and you list the three. The last and the third is:
potential contract opportunities that are available through competition to companies from partner countries.
There are some numbers bandied about; $12 billion is one of them according to the estimates from Industry Canada, and yet you seem to suggest that those are not validated. They're sort of perhapses, maybe's, could-be's. Is it fair to characterize these as hopeful and wishful rather than absolute direct benefit?