Thank you, Chair.
Thank you, Minister. Again, Scrooge is giving me only four minutes. I could use twenty-five minutes.
I'm sorry, Chair. I didn't mean to call you Scrooge, but with the time you tend to be.
Without a doubt, I want to say thanks to the ambassador, his team in Washington, and Steve and Tim for all your hard work on that. Actually, our trade committee went down there two years ago, and when we were down there a month ago, the level of knowledge and the understanding.... I have to say I'm pretty proud that they will repeat back to us the numbers on their state that we gave them a year ago, so they get it. Unfortunately, they have no influence on the President, and that's without a doubt. We know that's still an issue and a problem, and there is stuff the PMO has to do with regard to that.
I guess what I want to get back to is that we need to have a plan moving forward. We can't assume that he's not going to do what he says he's going to do, because he's doing it. He threatened us on aluminum and steel, and he did it. He was threatening us on autos, and he did it.
Now, you know you've put tariffs in place on aluminum and steel and that this tariff is going to have some $16 billion worth of value, so you're going to collect tariffs on that. You're going to collect some 25%, let's say, so we're at roughly $2 billion or $3 billion in tariffs on that. Is that money going to go directly to the companies that are going to be impacted by these tariffs? You have companies that don't use aluminum and steel that are on that tariff list and that will be impacted, so what is your plan to help them? As these tariffs come into place, what is your plan to help them become more competitive so that they can actually be helped to ride through that and keep those jobs? Have we maybe alleviated the tax burden or maybe given them a faster capital gains exemption? Is there anything in the plan that you've put in place to do that? I haven't seen it in the budget. Have you at least looked at that?