Ladies and gentlemen, we have quorum.
Good morning everyone. Welcome to the sixth meeting of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-30.
I want to welcome the Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment; Mr. John Moffet, acting director general of legislation and regulatory affairs; and, Madame Cécile Cléroux, assistant deputy minister of the Environment Stewardship Branch.
If everyone could assume their places and if the media could clear the room, we'd appreciate it.
Welcome, Minister. Welcome, everyone.
As is the custom, we will give our witness about ten minutes, plus or minus, to make an opening statement with any aids he may need. We'll then open it up to questions in the usual fashion.
Mr. Baird, the floor is yours.