Welcome, everyone, to our meeting on the study of Bill C-4, an act to implement the agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States.
We have a three-hour meeting today. It's going to be very tight, so I'm going to be tight on the time also.
Here with us, for the first 40 minutes, we have Steve Verheul, chief negotiator and assistant deputy minister of trade policy and negotiations at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, we have Nicole Howe, executive director of the supply management and livestock policy division at the policy development and analysis directorate, and Aaron Fowler, chief agriculture negotiator and director general of trade agreements and negotiations.
Mr. Verheul, if you want to start, you have up to 10 minutes for an opening statement.