Thank you, Chair.
I have a few questions, and I would like some clarification.
Let me just comment, first of all, and thank you certainly on behalf of the Government of Canada and all the taxpayers of Canada for showing the financial stability and of course the probity in moving forward and in coming up with some reductions in your own office expenses and your own operating expenses while still maintaining the effectiveness of your work. Thank you very much for doing that work.
A couple of things sort of stood out, and I'm just asking for some clarification. You said in 2010-11 that 99% of all the eligible managers received performance pay bonuses, and that over $2.25 million was paid out for these. Certainly we have no problem with performance pay going out when it is earned, but is that 99% standard? Has that been consistent all the way through? Is this what we should expect? If that is the case, why wouldn't it just be considered part of the actual regular salary, rather than a bonus?