Thank you, Mr. Chair, and welcome, Ms. Fraser.
There were some off-line discussions going on, and I'd just like to get a better understanding, Mr. Chair, if we could. I was just accosted by four media people outside the room who want to get a better sense of why this meeting would be held in camera. As a parliamentarian, I have to say at face value, prima facie, it's very difficult to understand why we would hold an in camera meeting with, of all positions in the Government of Canada, the Auditor General, when this is a room that is laced with cameras and microphones, in the Centre Block, in the heart of our democracy.
So perhaps, if we might, Mr. Chair, before we go any further in camera, certainly—and maybe other parliamentarians might want to contribute to this—it would be important to get a sense of why this meeting would be held in camera. For example, if it's a personnel issue, I don't recall ever being engaged, in my short parliamentary career, on personnel matters, even though the Auditor General reports directly to Parliament. As a former GIC who was a deputy minister equivalent, who ran a crown corporation, I couldn't have imagined coming to this committee and asking to speak in camera about personnel or structural issues in my organization. I'm not sure why we would do it.
So I guess what I'm putting here, before we go any further, is to get a better sense amongst ourselves as parliamentarians of where we're going, before we open the discussion, if that works for you.