Okay. It looks like all the MPs are back in their seats and we have our new witnesses here.
Before I go ahead, we have some numbers here that I would like to circulate, but I need a bit of a.... They didn't have a chance to translate this, but if there are no objections.... We can translate them, because they're really good numbers, but if there are no objections, we'll circulate them.
We welcome our guests. I don't think our panellists are new to our international trade committee. As they know, we've done the European agreement, and we've done a lot of work on the TPP. Now we're right up to our eyeballs in.... We don't call it NAFTA. We call it “future trade between Canada, the United States, and Mexico”.
We're dealing with a lot of stakeholders. Also, our committee already did some extensive travel in the United States. We've done three major trips to the United States. We were hoping to go to Mexico last week, but our friends down in Mexico had a terrible earthquake, so we're going to link up with them later.
Without further ado, we have two gentlemen here with us today who are definitely not new to the trade file. From the Government of Quebec, we have Mr. Raymond Bachand, and from Lavery, De Billy, we have Pierre Marc Johnson, senior counsel.
Maybe we can hear from the Government of Quebec first.