I call this meeting to order.
I want to welcome to the table today Minister Gerry Ritz, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, who is here to help us with our study on the main estimates, tabled some time ago. Joining him is Yaprak Baltacioglu, the deputy minister, and Pierre Corriveau, the assistant deputy minister. And from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, we have Carole Swan and Gordon White.
Welcome, all of you, to the table.
We'll start it off, Mr. Minister, with your opening comments.