Good afternoon, everyone. We especially welcome our witnesses today.
As our witnesses and the people listening know, our committee is the international trade committee. Right now, we're in the midst of a study on the priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, of course, between Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
Our committee has been fairly active in dealing not only with Canadians and Canadian stakeholders; we've also spent considerable time in the United States. We travelled west to California and the State of Washington, and we were in the Midwest and also in the city of Washington.
Thank you for coming today. If you're new to coming in front of a committee, I'll let you know that we have French and English translation. You might get some questions in French. Also, we'd like you to keep your presentations under five minutes, if you can. That gives us a lot of time for dialogue with the MPs.
We're supposed to have somebody on video conference from the Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada. If we can connect, we'll hear from them a little later.
Without further ado, right now we have with us Spirits Canada and the Organization of Women in International Trade.
From Spirits Canada, we have Mr. Helie and Mr. Westcott.
Folks, you have the floor. Go ahead.