Thank you very much. I will be sharing my time with James Donaldson.
Good afternoon, everybody. My name is Kathleen Sullivan. I am the CEO of Food and Beverage Canada. FBC is the national association representing Canada's food and beverage manufacturers. My members include the country's food and beverage associations, as well as food and beverage companies.
I am joined here today by James Donaldson, who is the CEO of BC Food and Beverage. Later today, you'll also be hearing from another of my members, CTAQ, which represents Quebec's food and beverage manufacturing sector. Together, we represent about 1,200 member companies.
Right now I'm going to turn it over to James to talk to you for a little bit, and then I'll return at the end to close our remarks.