I call this meeting to order.
I'd like to welcome everyone to meeting number 26 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health. Pursuant to the order of reference of May 26, 2020, the committee is resuming its briefing on the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To ensure an orderly meeting, I would like to outline a few rules to follow.
Interpretation in this video conference will work very much like in a regular committee meeting. You have the choice, at the bottom of your screen, of either floor, English or French. As you are speaking, if you plan to alternate from one language to another, you will need to also switch the interpretation channel so it aligns with the language you are speaking. You also may want to allow for a short pause when switching languages. Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name or, during questions, by the member asking the question.
When you are ready to speak, you can click on the microphone icon to activate your mike. As a reminder, all comments by members and witnesses should be addressed through the chair. When you're not speaking, your mike should be on mute.
I would like now to welcome our first panel of witnesses.
Appearing as an individual, we have Dr. Joanne Liu, physician and former international president of Doctors Without Borders. With the Canadian Association of Radiologists, we have Dr. Michael Barry, president, and Dr. Gilles Soulez, vice-president. From Southlake Regional Health Centre, we have Arden Krystal, president and chief executive officer.
We will start now with the statements from our witnesses.
Dr. Liu, please go ahead. You have 10 minutes.