Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you, Mr. Minister, for being here.
The Auditor General found—because we're talking about safety—that Transport Canada does not know to what extent organizations transporting dangerous goods are complying with the existing regulations. Its review of emergency response plans submitted by organizations is not timely or accurate. It's given temporary approval for nearly half the plans required for transport of the most dangerous regulated goods, such as types of ammonia, acids, and explosives. Temporary approvals are subject to less verification, and they have been in place for 10 years and more in some cases. Many of those weaknesses we found at Transport Canada were identified more than five years ago and have yet to be fixed.
This bill doesn't do anything to help you there, does it, Mr. Minister?