David Anderson – Committee Evidence AGRI 52

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

This leads to the question that I wanted to ask. Can we rely on this as a solution? I ask because with India—and China is another example—we have these on again, off again phytosanitary issues that are often related to production, politics, or whatever in their countries. If we set up a dedicated systems approach, what is the guarantee that it will somehow be more effective and more permanent than what we’ve seen in the past? I know there’s a difference between a permanent approach and a six-month one, but these games get played. What in that new approach will keep that from happening?