Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Minister. Tim, it's good to see you. Deputy Sargent, sorry. You have a title now.
The one thing with the Japanese bilateral is that you never get the same level of ambition that you do in a multilateral. I'm still very much in the camp that we need to resurrect TPP 2.0—whatever it takes—and I think I've seen a growing desire from Australia, New Zealand, and Japan themselves to make that happen.
The best way to bring the Americans onside is to leave them out. I think we'd have a lot stronger stand in NAFTA when we're looking at other markets like that.
You mentioned that diversifying your portfolio is important whether you're investing or trading. You're absolutely right.
The first question is a fairly short one. Will you maintain the agriculture and CFIA presence in the embassies and consulates around the world? It was helpful on a lot of the issues we fought. Deputy Sargent, you're well versed in some of the BSE situations and so on. Will you seek to maintain that footprint dedicated to agriculture and CFIA?