I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to the 14th meeting of the House of Commons Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This will be a hybrid meeting. Some members will be participating via video conference and some will be participating in person.
In order to ensure that those joining the meeting via video conference can be seen and heard by those in the chamber, two screens have been set up on either side of the Speaker's chair, and members in the chamber can listen to the floor audio or to interpretation using their earpiece at their desk.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name, and please direct your remarks through the chair.
For those joining via video conference, I would like to remind you to leave your mike on mute when you are not speaking.
Also, please note that if you want to speak in English, you should be on the English channel. If you want to speak French, you should be on the French channel. Should you wish to alternate between the two languages, you should change the channel to the language that you are speaking each time you switch languages.
Should members participating by video conference need to request the floor outside their designated speaking times, they should activate their mic and state that they have a point of order. Those in the Chamber can rise in the usual way.
Please note that today's proceedings will be televised in the same way as a typical sitting of the House.
We'll now proceed to ministerial announcements.
I understand that there are none.
Now we'll proceed to the tabling of documents.
Mr. LeBlanc has a document he wants to table.
Go ahead, Mr. LeBlanc.