Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I'm sitting here thinking of the irony of all this. We're looking for three pieces of information to give to the U.S. When I book my ticket with Air Canada, they get considerably more information than the U.S. government is looking for and they keep it for considerably longer than seven days. They know everything: my flight details back to whenever I enrolled in Aeroplan. So I have to say I think there's a certain irony there. We're more concerned about what the U.S. government is going to do with this than we are about the information held by Air Canada or other airlines, which, while well-behaved, are more vulnerable than other organizations.
Let me make a suggestion that could meet people's privacy needs. I think only the rare individual would concerned about this. I believe most of my constituents would be more outraged about paying an extra 50 bucks, 100 bucks, or 200 bucks on their flights to the Caribbean than they would be about giving up three pieces of information.
What do you think of the suggestion that airlines be required to notify passengers—they could do it on their tickets—of what information is being given away and where it is going? There could be a website where people could follow up if they had more questions. There would be almost no extra cost if they put it at the end of an electronic ticket. It would be a few more words to type up, a cheap little website, and then it's user beware.
Would something like that satisfy your concerns? Again, knowing my constituents, I'm sure that 99.99% of them are going to be more worried about a rise in fares to the Caribbean. It's going to be one in a thousand who will actually be concerned, because of ethnic history, background, or personal circumstances. Would something like that satisfy your concerns and still not change the cost structure?