Thank you, Chair.
First off, I give my personal thanks to you, Bill and Marc. My assumption is that Carl is a former member of the Canadian Forces too, just based on his stellar haircut.
I spent 25 years in the infantry myself and only retired two years ago. I know where you're coming from. I want to thank you for your service.
I'm fortunate. I'm not dealing with some of the challenges many others have, but a lot of my friends and former colleagues do suffer and are dependent upon their service dogs to support them. As you stated, for some of them.... What standard to they meet? There is no standard here.
I was fortunate to be part of this committee when I first got elected. I haven't been on it in the last almost eight months. I'm glad to be back. I'm a little shocked to see some of the challenges we're facing here.
I want to go back to you, Sergeant Webb, on some of your comments. I totally agree. I think we need to keep the politicians and even the government out of the business of deciding standards. That isn't for elected officials.
What organization...? Do you guys have a suggestion? How do we select that process to set these standards? I want you to elaborate a bit more on that, Sergeant Webb.