I call the meeting to order.
Welcome to the 16th meeting of the House of Commons Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This will be a hybrid meeting. Members will be participating via video conference or in person.
A reminder that, in order to avoid issues with sound, members participating in person should not also be connecting by video conference.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name and please direct your remarks through the Chair.
For those joining by video conference, I would like to remind you to leave your microphone on mute when you are not speaking.
Also, please note that, if you want to speak in English, you need to choose the English channel, and if you want to speak in French, you need to choose the French channel. Should you wish to alternate between the two languages, please change the interpretation channel to the language that you are using.
Should members participating by video conference need to request the floor outside their designated speaking times, they should activate their mike 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.
I understand that we do not have any ministerial statements this morning, so we'll go straight to presenting petitions.
The first petition goes to Ms. May.