Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Mr. Blackburn, you said in your remarks that this tragedy occurred as a result of the procedures for appointing members, which were changed in 2018 by the government at the time.
However, violent offences committed by parolees are very rare and are becoming increasingly rare. In any given year, generally between 7,000 and 8,000 Canadians are on some form of parole or day parole. I'd like you to take note of the following years.
In 2013-14, 17 people were convicted of committing a violent offence while on parole. However, in 2017-18, this number dropped to five. In 2018-19, 99.9% of people on day parole didn't commit a violent offence. This data shows a decrease, even with the changes to the appointment process that you mentioned.
Do you have anything to say about this?