I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to the 17th 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.
As a reminder, in order to avoid issues with sound, members participating in person should also not be connected to the video conference.
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 and if you want to speak in 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.
While I have your attention, for those of you who are at home and have your boom over, please ensure that it's not too far or not too close so that we get the true sound of your voice coming through and we spare the ears of our wonderful interpreters.
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.
I don't believe we have any ministerial announcements today, so we'll proceed to the presenting of petitions for a period not exceeding 15 minutes.
I would like to remind members that any petition presented during a meeting of the special committee must have already been certified by the clerk of petitions.
For the members participating in person, we ask that they please drop off their signed certificates at the table once the petitions have been presented.
Presenting petitions, Ms. May.