I focused a lot of my presentation on trade. There is area of regulation that inhibits Canada's ability to take advantage of trade agreements, the supply management system in Canada's dairy sector. Canadian dairy producers are not able to export because of our supply management system. I think there are many examples of countries, for example, Australia and New Zealand, that have been exporting dairy products—particularly to China and other high-growth Asian markets—and they've been very successful in doing so. I think it's a shame that Canada produces such excellent dairy products—you just have to drive 10 minutes outside of Ottawa to find artisan cheeses and so on—yet we can't export them. It boggles the mind. On top of that, they also cost consumers significantly more. I think that's an area where you could reduce the regulation and Canada would succeed as a result.
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