Good afternoon and welcome, everyone.
Today, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the standing committee will have a briefing from the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
We have with us from the department Ms. Kara Beckles, director general of the research and analysis directorate, strategic policy branch; Mr. Tom Rosser, assistant deputy minister, strategic policy branch, who has been here before; and Mr. Marco Valicenti, director general of the sector development and analysis directorate, market and industry services branch.
Welcome, lady and gentlemen. Thank you for being here with us today.
I don't know if you want a 10-minute statement between the three of you, or if each of you wishes to make a statement.