Good morning and welcome, everyone, back to the fall session. Of course, many of you know we met a couple of times in the summer. I hope everybody had a relaxing last few weeks.
This morning we have a few things on our agenda. We have the Minister of Agriculture here to give us a briefing, and he'll be with us for the first hour. In the second hour we're going to have the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council, the Chicken Farmers of Canada, and the Dairy Farmers of Canada. I'll leave the last 15 minutes of this morning's meeting to go in camera to discuss future business.
Without further ado, we're going to start off with Mr. MacAulay.
Welcome, Minister. You were very busy this summer getting around and I hope you had some time to enjoy your beautiful island of P.E.I. Thank you for coming and bringing your officials. Sir, you have the floor.