Thank you, Madam Chair.
As we know, the environment commissioner just finished her lock-up. There was information there that has to do with salmon aquaculture, among other things. Her report seems pretty scathing with respect to how the department is handling aquaculture.
I want to read out a couple of quotes. In their audit, they examined whether Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the CFIA oversaw the salmon farming industry “to protect wild fish”. They said that this industry creates risks for wild fish, including exposure to diseases, drugs, and pesticides.
Specifically, she said that “the Department had completed only 1 of the 10 risk assessments” for key known diseases, and it was not addressing new and emerging diseases at all. She says, most importantly—