Thank you, Madam Chair, and thank you to our witnesses today.
I'm going to the Forest Products Association and Mr. Nighbor.
When I first got elected, I accompanied Pierre Pettigrew, the then minister of industry, to Washington, D.C., back in 2002, on a specific lobby effort for softwood lumber. We had the embassy involved and had hundreds of different Canadian organizations and companies to promote it. We brought in lobbyist support to get the Congress and Senate to show up, and we worked the room and did all those different things.
Sadly, fast forward to today, and we still have a lot of the systemic issues with regard to our trade with the United States. I'm also even more worried with buy America and buy American—there are two elements there—and, potentially, further consequences. Can you give us some thoughts about that situation? It has been a real hard nut to crack.