I'm going to call the meeting to order.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), this committee is doing a study on language changes at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Today we have summoned certain witnesses to appear before this committee. These witnesses are David Angell, director general, international organizations, human rights and democracy bureau; Elissa Golberg, director general, stabilization and reconstruction task force secretariat; and Jamieson Weetman, deputy director, west and central Africa relations.
By video conference, as you know, we have the High Commission of Canada to India. We would like to thank the Deputy High Commissioner, Jim Nickel, for being here.
We know that it's some unearthly hour for you back in India, Deputy Commissioner, so we appreciate the time you've taken.
It is my understanding that none of the witnesses have an opening statement.
Am I right, or has this been changed?