Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to all our witnesses for what you do for the Canadian economy.
I'd like to go first to you, Mr. Harford. When I was in Nova Scotia, I had a chance to sit down and do some consultations with some local brewers. I asked one of the youngest ones of the pack what we could do at the federal level. He asked if I could help him with his excise tax provincially. I guess there was a movement where the Province of Nova Scotia said that they were going to start charging, when a free sample was given out, excise on that free sample. Even though it was a loss, they were still going to do that.
Given that context, where he was worried about that small amount of free sample that he was giving out—he and his partner put their life savings into this new project—are you going to see some job losses? As well, perhaps, for different microbrewers or whatnot, do you think we might see some closures based on this?