Thank you, witnesses, for being here today.
Some of the testimony we've heard, including yours, has really indicated that something that really matters, for me coming from an area where manufacturing has been hammered for the last decade, is that we have great ideas and we're able to get things to patent, but we can't get them into production for a lot of different reasons.
One of those reasons, which I'm concerned about, is that we don't have the decision-makers. We have a branch plant economy. I'd like your comments on that barrier. We have investors coming in from abroad owning Canadian companies or buying Canadian companies or having enough of a stake in them, but because of the economic advantage through programs in the United States or just because of the real numbers at the end of the day in terms of getting a product to market, the production of that Canadian idea is done elsewhere.
What can we do about that situation?