I'd like to call the meeting of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development to order. This is meeting number 57. We're meeting today, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), on the main estimates, 2015-16: vote 1 under Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency; votes 1 and 5 under Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency; votes 1, 5, and 10 under Environment; and votes 1 and 5 under Parks Canada Agency. These were referred to the committee on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Appearing this morning, we have Minister Leona Aglukkaq, the Minister of the Environment. She's joined by a number of her colleagues from the department. I'll let her introduce those more appropriately later.
Welcome, Minister. We'll give you 10 minutes for an opening statement, followed by questions from our committee members. Please proceed.