Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Clearly, today's meeting is rather special, particularly given what is happening in Japan. So it is understandable that our questions may be influenced by that to some degree. We will try to define where we stand on that issue. That is quite clear.
Canada must have a variety of energy sources, but the fact remains that the nuclear issue is a very sensitive one now, both in terms of transporting waste and in terms of the waste itself. A lot of people say that nuclear power plants do not emit a lot of CO 2, but if we look at what is happening in Japan, we can see that, when an explosion occurs and radiation is released, people are worried.
I would like us to dig a little deeper. I understand that you see things from the point of view of the industry. No one wants things to work badly, even if they want to make a profit. I understand that. So safety must be the priority. In any case, it is up to the regulators and to governments to ensure that checks and balances are in place in this area and to ensure that things go well.
Ms. Carpenter, you said that Canada's nuclear facilities are safe. We know that there are several plants in Ontario and that we have to face certain realities in New Brunswick and at Gentilly, in Quebec.
Do you think it will require a lot more money to ensure that we never have a Fukushima here? Or do you believe that what we currently have is sufficient and that we need not be concerned?
I am talking about construction and additional investments.