I'd like to call to order meeting number 56 of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
We're continuing our study of the Canada Water Act annual report.
We have by teleconference, from the Government of the Northwest Territories, Mr. Michael Miltenberger, Minister of Finance and Environment and Natural Resources; and by video conference from Fredericton, New Brunswick, we have Mr. Don Fox, co-chair of the water management committee.
We'll begin with Mr. Miltenberger from the Northwest Territories, if you would give us a 10-minute opening statement, Mr. Miltenberger. Then we'll proceed to Mr. Fox and then to questions from committee members.