Thank you, Minister.
I would note that the Canadian Forest Service at Natural Resources Canada has active research. They're measuring, monitoring, and modelling forest carbon sinks, and looking at the role of natural disturbances and the subsequent regeneration. That goes to both the science and understanding for different tree species, the amount of carbon they store, and as well, understanding from an accounting perspective the role of natural disturbances.
In addition, they have initiatives in terms of increasing the use of wood in building, for example, as a means of helping the Canadian wood industry, but also for storing carbon for the longer term. Scientists and officials at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are working with their counterparts in Canada and internationally, looking at stored carbon in agricultural soils, contributing to the understanding in terms of land use and land use change, and working with provinces and territories in developing the next agricultural policy framework, in particular in the area of the environment.