We'll call the meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting 55 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, April 27, the committee is meeting to study the Canada Revenue Agency's efforts to combat tax avoidance and evasion.
This meeting is taking place in a hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of January 25. Between ourselves as members and the witnesses on the panel today, I don't think we need to go through all of the further rules.
I should mention to committee members that we will reserve about 15 minutes at the end of the meeting. We have the report on the steering committee to deal with, which members have been sent, and also Mr. Julian's motion. I understand there have been some discussions on it. It shouldn't take too long to dispose of those two items.
With that, our witnesses from the Canada Revenue Agency are Ted Gallivan and Alexandra MacLean. From the Department of Finance, they are Trevor McGowan, Stephanie Smith and Kevin Shoom.
I'm not sure if you each have an opening statement or if it's just one among you who does.
Maybe I'll turn it over to you, Mr. Gallivan, assistant commissioner, to start.