The hon. member has asked several questions but let it be said that the guidelines are very clear. We are the first cabinet ever to put guidelines in place in order to try to address this situation.
I want to quote for the hon. member Frank Graves, the chairman of the industry and government liaison committee of the Canadian Association of Market Research Organizations when he said: "On behalf of the Canadian Association of Market Research Organizations, I would like to express our approval of the general direction and principles stressed in the new policy.
We strongly support any moves to a more transparent and competitive process which will stress best overall value as the key to the selection of suppliers".
In essence that is the purpose of the guidelines, to have a competitive process, to make sure that it is open and transparent and that there is accountability. That is what the guidelines do.