Thank you, Mr. Chair, and I would like to comment on that.
We can wait until the analysts propose recommendations, but we're looking at a fait accompli. A decision has been made.
What I did in my office was draft a letter in both languages. I'd like us to write to both the Minister of Finance, Ms. Freeland, and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Ms. Bibeau, about the fact that export certificates for Ukrainian products were issued the day after we finished our study. Rather than use some choice words, I'll just say that came as a big surprise. Maybe I'm just too new to House committees, but I think the purpose of this kind of committee is to gather information and take all the factors into consideration.
The letter we wrote contains some recommendations, although they're not major because this is a fait accompli. Export certificates have already been issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. I'm going to table the letter anyway, and I hope it will be forwarded to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food as soon as possible.
I realize this can also be done when we come back at the end of January, but we really need to work on this right away when it's fresh in everyone's mind. We heard from witnesses at the end of November, which was less than two weeks ago.
I can provide copies of the letter to the clerk. I don't know if you want to take a look at it and talk about it, but the committee should express its point of view to both ministers.