I will call the meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 58 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, 2021, the committee is meeting to study the Canada Revenue Agency's efforts to combat tax avoidance and evasion.
Today's meeting is taking place in the hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of January 25 of this year. Therefore, members are attending in person in the room and remotely using the Zoom application. The proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website. I think we all know here that only the person speaking shows up when we're in session.
With that, we are fortunate today to have here the Minister of National Revenue, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier. She'll have a few opening remarks for about seven minutes, I gather.
Thank you, Minister. Not all ministers give us their remarks the night before in both official languages. We appreciate that.
With the minister is Ted Gallivan, assistant commissioner, compliance programs branch, who has been here many a time. We welcome him, as well.
We will start with the minister—