Thank you so much, Chair.
Thank you to our witnesses for contributing to our discussion on Bill C-206 today.
I'll start with the Canadian Horticultural Council. Mr. Coristine, you mentioned a few things. You were going over the existing Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, and you did correctly mention that the existing definition section on “eligible farming activity” goes through a few definitions there. However, when it comes down to “eligible farming machinery”, it specifically excludes “property that is used for the purpose of providing heating or cooling to a building or similar structure”.
We've already been informed that Bill C-206 is pretty narrow, and it may be beyond our ability to expand it. If C-206, as it's currently written, is not going to apply to greenhouses.... I'm worried we're using this as a proxy for a larger conversation about the carbon tax, but I really want to focus on C-206. If the bill passes, can you tell the committee, as it's currently written, by just changing the “qualifying farming fuel” definition, are there any tangible benefits that will apply to your industry?