Sure. I understand your point. Certainly there's always more that can be done. I want to thank you for your presentation and I'm very confident that the Minister of Finance and others will look at those suggestions very carefully as they go forward towards the next budget.
The government's projection is that the changes in, for example, the elimination of tariffs on imported machinery will affect close to $2 billion in annual imports of machinery and equipment and provide over $440 million in savings for Canadian industry over the next five years. These will lower costs for Canadian producers in a variety of sectors, such as forestry, energy, and food processing, many of which must purchase specialized equipment from overseas to modernize their operations and enhance productivity.
I'm assuming that when this equipment comes to Canada from wherever it's coming from, it has to be moved, and your industry would be very much involved in moving this equipment in, so hopefully that $2 billion in new manufacturing equipment will benefit your industry as it moves into Canada. I certainly hope it will.
Thanks very much, Mr. Chair.