The President of the Treasury Board recently announced that the freeze on reclassifications has been lifted.

The Minister of Industry has signed off on the tentative agreement. It still requires the approval of the Governor-In-Council. The RCEA has made repeated calls to NRC about the length of time that this is taking. We will have an expired agreement at almost the same time that we sign a new one. That is unacceptable. This tentative agreement was reached on November 28, 2003. It is now March 2004 and we do not have a signed agreement. NRC needs to speed this process up.