David Anderson – Committee Evidence AGRI 52

David Anderson
Cypress Hills—Grasslands, Saskatchewan
Conservative
Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

You seem to be giving the impression that this will be sooner rather than later, which is an excellent thing.

I also want to talk a little bit about the fact that we’ve had to fumigate offshore. There’s been talk about establishing a fumigation centre, if you want to call it that, in India. There is a reluctance by Canadian companies to put money into that because of investment agreements and the fact that Indians require local ownership of these plants. Do you have any comment on that? You’re part of the market access secretariat. Do those investment agreements and that inability to actually invest and then own your investment have any role to play in this discussion?