Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thanks to all the witnesses. It's nice to see you here. We're pleased to be able to take on this two-day study.
My first question is for the representatives of Environment Canada. As you probably know, we recently passed a motion in the House of Commons concerning microbeads. As the member of Parliament for Halifax, I'm often asked what the situation is in the Halifax Harbour. I've looked for reports. I've seen reports about the west coast, the Great Lakes, and the St. Lawrence Seaway, but I haven't found anything about the east coast or about Halifax Harbour.
Is Environment Canada monitoring pollution by microbeads? If you are, where exactly are you monitoring, and what are you seeing?