I call the meeting to order.
Welcome to the second meeting of the special committee on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, April 20, the committee is meeting for the purpose of considering ministerial announcements and allowing members to present petitions and question ministers of the Crown, including the Prime Minister, in respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Normally, there would be a take-note debate after the questions to ministers; however, since the House has been recalled for later today, this debate will not take place.
Today's meeting will be televised, just like a typical session in the House.
We will now proceed to presenting petitions for a period not exceeding 15 minutes.
I would like to remind members that any petition presented during the meeting of the special committee must have already been certified by the clerk of petitions.
Once their petition has been presented, we ask members to come and drop it off at the table.
There won't be a page coming to you. Please stay six feet away from the people who are at the table.
Presenting petitions, we have the honourable member for Kenora.