Madam Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to wish all of Canada's farmers a good harvest season.
Over one million Canadian households are still food insecure. The world population is expected to grow to over nine billion people by 2050, which will require a 70% increase in global food production. That is one of the reasons why we want to hear Canadians' ideas about a food policy for Canada.
My colleagues and I had the honour of travelling across the country in order to listen to Canadians' concerns and ideas. We listened, and we are going to use the information we collected to implement a food policy for Canada. Our approach to developing this policy is comprehensive, co-operative, open, and transparent.
In short, we are doing everything possible to ensure that Canada's food system fully contributes to our economy and especially the well-being of families.