Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Good afternoon to you all and thank you for joining us.
I do not normally sit on this committee, but I gladly agreed to replace one of its permanent members.
I have had discussions with a number of my constituents in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, which is to the north of Montreal and includes Deux-Montagnes, Saint-Eustache, Boisbriand and Rosemère. They are very concerned. This is something that has come up all the time since the House adjourned on June 21. That is why I agreed to be here today without hesitation, even though I am not familiar with all the studies that this committee has done.
Ms. Ryan, earlier, you began by saying that the Department of Finance establishes the legislation and regulations that govern the Canadian banking system. You then said that oversight of the Canadian financial sector is shared between the federal and provincial governments.
Let us look specifically at Quebec. The provinces are responsible for real estate brokers, and mutual funds and investment representatives, and so on. Desjardins is a provincial cooperative institution. Just now, I mentioned my constituents, but my entire family and myself are also among the 2.9 million people affected. This concerns us a great deal and we are wondering what will be the future impact of this theft on our lives.
Have you had any requests from Desjardins? Mr. Guénette said that there are ongoing discussions between departments, but have people from Desjardins been in communication with you to get additional information?