I'll just start by saying, as Pierre said in his remarks, that what we're looking at in the context of the long-haul interswitching looks a lot like the competitive line rates that we already have. While in theory this is a very powerful concept, in reality, with the exemptions that have been built into it, it is not going to have the desired impact that the minister wants it to have. It's not going to help us as captive shippers.
I'll give you three quick examples showing why that's the case. Example one is that all the traffic that moves between Quebec City and Windsor will be excluded. Two is that all the traffic that moves between Kamloops and Vancouver will be excluded, and three is that we won't be able to move any toxic inhalation hazardous products. Just finishing on TIH, as you just heard from the chemistry session in the last session, TDG is already regulated under the TDG regs. I think we're good there, so why would you make it harder for us to move the things we need to make the stuff that helps pay the bills here in Canada?
As to the two geographic exemptions, it just so happens that's where you have the lion's share of our forest product traffic moving in the system. To be quite frank, what I would suggest, if these exemptions cannot be made, is that you just strike this part of the bill and go back to what we have. We'd probably be better off with what we already have.
Thank you very much for your question.