Thank you, Madam Chair.
Thank you for joining us today, Minister, and always being available, our third minister being available to us, showing that our committee is very important.
As someone who was a member of the pay equity committee that passed a recommendation in 2018, I'm proud of our committee's record on the transparency measures, and the pay equity legislation.
I think it is worth mentioning that our federal government has been the most proactive in history on the issue of pay equity after robust consultation with workers, stakeholders and employers.
Minister, you said the pay equity is our legacy, it's historic legislation.
My first question is about the legislation's impact on our economy.
Minister, how will the proactive pay equity regulations support the growth of the Canadian economy, and the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic?