Thank you, Chair.
I want to go back, if I can. I might have to get Monsieur Bard back up at the witness table. I need some clarification on the issue that's been discussed by Michel, Marlene, Yvon, and others on the compatibility between Hill and constituency software and hardware.
I have to challenge Michel: I think I'm far more computer illiterate than he, even more illiterate than your Post-it ex-roommate. I'm back in the eight-tracks. I haven't progressed past eight-tracks yet, which tells you where I'm coming from.
But I know there have been some problems at the constituency office level. Just to give you a brief example, this summer when we were back in our constituencies, my constituency office was having a lot of difficulty just getting calendar items into my BlackBerry. For some reason--they said it was because of a compatibility issue--they had to eventually send all of my local appointments to Ottawa and then they had to put it into my calendar. For some reason, the software program, I guess it was, wasn't compatible. I don't know if it was Vista or whatever. I don't understand that. I just know that we had some problems.
You mentioned that you're going to be providing, as I think I heard you say, personal tutelage to members and the like. Is there some way we can get a calendar so that I can get my constituency office people to speak with your office to try to get a better sense of what they may need to do in terms of upgrading or changing software? If I went to a seminar on this, it would be over my head so fast I couldn't tell you. It's the people in my office who deal with these things on a daily basis whom I would want to be able to get the proper instruction.
So how would we go about getting my constituency office people to contact your people to make sure we're on the right track?