Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thanks to our witnesses.
First to Ms. Hayden, it's great, as a fellow British Columbian—there are four of us on the trade committee—to have the privilege of representing Kelowna—Lake Country, with MLAs Norm Letnick and Ben Stewart, and the Minister of Forests, Steve Thomson. I know the issue of raw logs is something near and dear to Steve as well. We've chatted about that.
With regard to the cultural ties, the City of Kelowna has a sister city in Kasugai, like many cities across Canada that have partnered with cities in Japan. As you mentioned, the educational opportunities are great for both the colleges, and UBCO and UBC in the lower mainland.
As for tourism, Minister Bell is doing a fantastic job within the ministry in creating jobs, tourism, and innovation.
The premier just came back from a trip to Asia. Were you with her or part of the delegation?