Thank you, Chair.
My question is primarily directed towards Mr. Lansbergen, but if Mr. Lanteigne wants to comment, he can.
For the record, we have to make clear that government and the department had roughly six weeks to deal with a 100-year incident, which was the shutdown of the worldwide market in seafood. Nobody could have ever predicted or dreamt that a situation such as this would have occurred.
Where is our industry most vulnerable going forward, and how best should we structure the industry for the future? What have we learned in the past month?
We have programs that will run out, and government has been consistent in announcing programs and following through with them. One thing we have been extremely effective in is getting money into people's hands, and that will include the fishers.
My question for both of you gentlemen representing the industry is, are we focused enough today to learn from this issue, and where do we have to position ourselves so that we're not vulnerable to a similar worldwide situation?
Nobody could have predicted that the worldwide economy could almost shut down within 24 hours.