I call the meeting of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations to order.
Our meeting this morning will consist of two parts.
The first hour, of course, will be on consular affairs, and the second hour will be on Canada's extradition process.
As colleagues know, tomorrow evening from 5:30 to 7:30 we'll meet and have Ambassador Barton.
On Thursday, the subcommittee will meet from 11 a.m. until noon.
Our first witnesses this morning, from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, are Heather Jeffrey, assistant deputy minister, consular, security and emergency management; and Mr. Brian Szwarc, director general, consular operations.
Good morning. I think you have a 10-minute presentation. Please go ahead.