Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Before I ask my questions to the great panel we have today, I would maybe rephrase it.... As a member of the sitting government, we believe that climate change is real, and we see that clean energy—and certainly this study we are embarking on about critical minerals—is a huge opportunity for Canada. There is an economic opportunity. There are jobs. This is the way of the future, and we want to be leaders in this sector.
That being said, I really want to thank the panellists. It's been very informative.
I'll start with Ms. Houde. We haven't talked much with you, unfortunately, nor with your colleague Mr. Thibault. We know you have a lot to say. We want to hear from you about the solutions we can provide.
[Technical difficulty] the world leader that we should be in this sector. I'm talking about Sudbury today. Behind me, there are nine mines operating right now, with more coming on stream. There's more research, but at the same time, we realize the importance of nickel, copper and all the rare minerals that are found.
You talked about a Canada-wide alliance and a North American coalition. You talked about circularity and traceability. These are all extremely important things in terms of the national strategy that we are designing.
I would like you to give us some more examples of how important they are and then compare them to other countries or other regions, like Europe. I find all of this very interesting.
You have one minute; I'm listening.