Thank you, Mr. Chair.
To our witnesses, thanks to all of you for being here today.
My questions are for Spirits Canada. You've talked about how you're happy with where you see the NAFTA negotiations going at this point. Why don't we talk a bit more about the supply chain? You guys represent organizations like Forty Creek in my riding, which recently sold to Campari in order to compete on a more global level and access other markets.
I would like to get your thoughts on what attracts investment to Canada. You guys said that you compete with the best in the world on that. In the last budget, there was an excise tax that was going to be raised and would continue to be raised in perpetuity. Talk to us about how you guys compete with supply chains and with people across the border and around the world.
I'm assuming that most of your guys are also competing—because there are some multinational corporations—for investment dollars. Talk about what you guys do and what's important in order to attract those dollars here to Canada versus to other plants around the world.