Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I also thank all the witnesses for joining us this afternoon.
My first question is for Mr. Cormier and concerns the emergency fund for assistance for processors, which was implemented in the context of COVID-19. You said earlier that, in the beginning, your organization had to absorb additional costs of $87 million to adapt to the situation. The program that was launched provides $77 million. My understanding is that not all data is currently available, but what is the extent of this? I have already put the question to other producers from the agrifood sector, who have also had to incur significant costs.
Will parameters related to spreading out that $77 million result in you having enough money? Will you have to absorb the rest of the costs?
What is your take on that, Mr. Cormier?