Thanks, Mr. Chair.
There's a lot of stuff coming out today about the tensions that exist for NGOs when they work with the private sector, some of the dangers and pitfalls, some of the opportunities, some of the challenges. I like where that conversation is going, sort of teasing out those tensions, because we can't figure out how to work with them or around them unless we know exactly what's going on.
Mr. Puddister, during your testimony, you brought up the roles of residents, businesses, institutions, and government in conservation. I liked that you named the individual residents, you talked about institutions and businesses, and you also named government. I think, from what I'm hearing from the testimony today, all those players need to be at the table and all those players need to be engaged. I want to ask you and Ms. LeRoux, but also Ms. Barocas, about how those relationships work. Can you take one out?
I think it's important that you mentioned government because the role of this study is to look at the private sector working with non-governmental organizations, but I really do see that government has a fundamental role to play with those relationships when it comes to conservation, when it comes to protecting the environment.
Maybe, Mr. Puddister, I can start with you and your thoughts about how all those relationships work together and who really needs to be there.