Okay, we'll get started. We'll continue our study on a review of national protocol procedures.
Welcome. This is a real treat for us to have the Clerk of the House of Commons here. Welcome to Audrey O'Brien and thank you for being here, Madam Clerk.
As well, Eric Janse and Elizabeth Rody are both here. As we know, Eric is the clerk assistant and director general, international and interparliamentary affairs; and Ms. Rody is chief of protocol and director of events. It's wonderful to have you here with us.
We'll begin with opening comments that you might have and then we'll go into our rounds of questioning.