Honourable members of the committee, I see a quorum.
We can now proceed to the election of the chair.
I must inform members that the Clerk of the Committee can only receive motions for the election of the chair. The clerk cannot receive other types of motions and cannot entertain points of order nor participate in debate.
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the chair must be a member of the government party.
I am ready to receive motions to that effect.