I'm just going to dig a bit deeper into this issue, because I do respect the intent of the amendment.
With that, I would ask staff to explain further what an emergency zone actually is. Who establishes, or how do you establish, an emergency zone?
I'm asking these questions because of the implications. I think for the most part, we all recognize that there are vulnerable areas that can be impacted when an emergency zone is declared. The impacts are on navigation and fishing, of course. There can be water intakes in the area, and therefore there's a vulnerability attached to the area based on the water intake going into a community, if it happens to be environmentally sensitive. Lastly, there are the impacts on the rights of the indigenous communities.
With that, can you explain to us a bit deeper what an emergency zone would actually be, and how the minister or appropriate authorities would establish an emergency zone?