I call this meeting to order. Welcome to meeting number 22 of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations. Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the committee is meeting on its study of Canada-China relations.
This meeting is in hybrid format, pursuant to the motion adopted by the House on January 25, 2021.
I would like to welcome the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence.
Thank you for being here.
We also have, from the Department of National Defence, Jody Thomas, deputy minister; Rear-Admiral Scott Bishop, commander of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command and chief of defence intelligence; and Major-General Cadieu, director of staff, strategic joint staff.
Finally, from the Communications Security Establishment, we have Shelly Bruce, chief; as well as Scott Jones, head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.
Thank you, everyone, for being here this evening.
Mr. Sajjan, the floor is yours for your opening remarks. You have five minutes. Please proceed.