International Trade committee Good. Does anybody wish to add to that?
International Trade committee I was surprised that during question period today there weren't any questions asked about the canola issue, given that it was so important. I agree with you, and I hope this will be raised.
International Trade committee We also talked about the need for action as it relates to planting and growing canola—and that is an option. The farmers want to go forward with that process. Explain to me how long it takes to grow and then after that—I'm from northern Ontario, and we have farmers around in vari
International Trade committee Thank you very much. I'll pick up where Jean-Marc made the comment. I mentioned this last week when we had the ministers here with some officials. We know that Canada is exporting $2.7 billion—I think that was the number you used—to China. Canada is also exporting to other mark
International Trade committee Did anybody else get any kind of indicator, for the record?
International Trade committee What about those of you here by video conference?
International Trade committee Thank you. It's important to get this on record. I appreciate that everyone's on board with the science-based approach. I think the working group is an excellent idea, with members here today exploring various avenues. You mentioned what you couldn't say as a result of the meet
International Trade committee Canada exports $2.7 billion in canola to China, but we also export $1.3 billion to Japan and almost $700 million to Mexico. Have Japan or Mexico raised any issues with canola from Canada?
International Trade committee So they feel that our canola's safe and it's good for them to consume and they're going along regularly?
International Trade committee I guess that highlights and underlines our position with our science-based approach that everything's all right. Is it possible to get some backing from Japan and Mexico in this discussion at this time?
International Trade committee Probably they don't want to bother, but I think it's important to highlight and underline that they see our canola products as the great products they are, and these continue to flow. The last question I have—and I know the chair said I only had a little time—is what is the valu
International Trade committee Minister Carr, you mentioned that this isn't the first time this particular issue has come up. As soon as you mentioned that, I remembered that when I was in high school the minister of trade, Jim Kelleher, spoke to us. There was a particular country that had basically barred an