In anticipation of this meeting and this topic of speaking to Toyota directly, I did have a chance to, as I'm sure some of you had. My understanding is that they are available. The president and the managing director of Canada are available. This corporation is different from the one in the United States and has a different structure. There are different parent companies.
They have suggested that they are prepared to come forward immediately, next Tuesday, March 16. My suggestion is that, if possible, we set aside that day now as a committee of the whole to study this, to study Toyota and what's going on with the recalls. I do understand that except for 2004, when Mr. Volpe was the Minister of State for Transport, we haven't had as many recalls as we're currently anticipating for this year. Of course, as Mr. Volpe knows, 2004 was a record year.
But I'm wondering if we could have a study then, because if we do the joint study that's suggested by Mr. Volpe, we could be putting that off for weeks, if not months, without any real timeline to do this. I think Canadians want to know about it now. I think it would just be better if we were to follow the invitation and suggestion by Toyota Canada and deal with it immediately on Tuesday, so we can get it dealt with. Really, I don't think we have anything pressing before us--certainly not government legislation.
If we could do that, then, and if we find we have to do additional studies, possibly we then could look at doing one with Industry Canada or somebody else.