I am pleased to present today the Report to Canadians 2022, the annual report of the House of Commons.
This report provides an overview of the work carried out by members of Parliament during the fiscal year 2021-22, as well as the efforts of the House of Commons administration to support you.
This year's report showcases the House's pursuit of service excellence. It demonstrates how the House Administration was able to ensure that business would continue while introducing new programs and enhancing services to members.
For example, the “Highlights from the Hill” section speaks about the efforts to support the opening of the 44th Parliament. For the first time, the members' orientation program was offered in a hybrid format. This included welcoming and swearing in re-elected and newly elected members and accompanying outgoing members in person or virtually.
This section also details the launch of a new application that enables members to easily submit employment-related requests.
It showcases a timeline of significant events during the year, including the dissolution of the 43rd Parliament in August and the 44th general election in September, and the opening of the 44th Parliament and the election of the Speaker.
To mark 100 years since the historic election of the first woman member of Parliament, the section includes a list of pioneering women who have marked the evolution of our parliamentary institutions over the past hundred years. Under “Members' Activities”, the Report to Canadians 2022 describes the scope of work done in the House, in committees and during international and interparliamentary activities over the past year.
The “Reporting on Results” section describes how the employees of the House administration offered continuous support to members, in particular by ensuring the continuity of House activities and by protecting the health and safety of employees over the past year. For instance, it includes an overview of the latest developments and the rehabilitation work on the Parliament building, the renewal of the LEGISinfo website, and House administration's adoption of the new core value of inclusion.
Further to your approval, the report will be tabled in the House and made available to you on ourcommons.ca.
A promotional image of the report for use in householders and constituency mail has been prepared for you and will be available on the printing and mailing services website. This will give you an opportunity to highlight the report in your communications with your constituents.
We will also share the report through our social media channels and with our parliamentary partners and legislative counterparts.
The “Report to Canadians 2022” is offered in a printable HTML format. It is mobile friendly and accessible.
Thank you for your attention.
I am ready to answer your questions.