Colleagues, thank you very much for being here. It's good to see all of you virtually. I hope you've been having a good summer.
Today's meeting will only last approximately 90 minutes. We had originally scheduled the President of the Treasury Board to be with us today, but he informed us a few days ago that he was unavailable for today's meeting, so I have scheduled him for next Thursday for the full two hours.
Today's meeting will be somewhat truncated. We have a couple of witnesses, but I do not believe we will need the entire 90 minutes. We'll probably go through one complete round of questions with our witnesses and then I'll take about five minutes at the end of the meeting for some very brief committee business. Hopefully that meets the approval of everyone on this committee.
To our witnesses, you've probably received these instructions before but in case you have not, when you are speaking, please make sure that if you're speaking in English you are on the English channel. For those witnesses who may want to alternate between English and French, I suggest that if you start a statement or answer a question in one of the two official languages, complete your statement, question or answer in that official language. Please do not switch back and forth between French and English, because that causes problems for our technicians. I also ask that you speak slowly and clearly so that our interpreters can hear your statements and we are able to give proper interpretation.
Angela, I do not have, at this point, the speaking order of our witnesses. I wonder if you could introduce our three witnesses. My understanding is that each one of them will have a brief, five-minute opening statement. If you can inform me which of our witnesses is first, I will introduce that witness and then we'll commence.
Colleagues, we'll have our normal rounds of questioning, which will be six minutes for the first round, five minutes for the second round and then two and a half minutes for the last round.
Angela, who is our first witness?