Thank you very much.
Mr. Chair, I thank the witnesses for appearing today. I have a couple of questions.
Most of the members of this committee know, of course--but perhaps you don't--that I have over 30 years of experience with the Ontario Provincial Police. Although I'm very reticent to draw family into this, I can say that this issue has brought my emotions and the emotions of many, many folks to the forefront. If I thought that my brothers and sisters in uniform, one of whom is my son, would be imperilled by Bill C-19, I would be sitting as an independent. I don't believe that.
I have spent 10 years as a politician. That's why I left policing: to get involved in the political arena in order to make our country safer for its citizens, which is the primary responsibility of every MP. I don't disparage any member of Parliament for a view opposite to mine. I don't question their motivation or anything else. I just wanted to get to that off the top. I don't question the veracity of any police officer, be they chiefs of police, or constables, or probationary constables, for that matter.
Would you not say that the registry is the data and the data is the registry? So if you're going to do away with the registry, what you're saying is that you're going to do away with the data. Would you agree with me, Mr. Kuntz?