We're going to start the meeting.
I apologize to all of our witnesses. We have a couple of things. I sent out an email last night asking if people would be willing to entertain meeting on the 17th, rather than dealing with drafting instructions, to give us a chance to hear from some more witnesses.
We have polled the witnesses who are here today to see if any of them would be able to come back on the 17th, so that we would have a more fulsome discussion rather than a very pinched discussion that might happen today with all six on the agenda.
If it happens that we're going to try to fit them all in, we'll have very short questioning. I didn't think that was the right way to go, given the knowledge that needs to come out of the question period.
I proposed, through the email, to move the 17th as an additional witness day. We would move our drafting instructions to after the summer. I don't know if you have all considered that, but we do have three witnesses, almost four, who would be prepared to come back on the 17th if we do that. That might help us today.
We have the Canadian Wildlife Federation and the Mining Association of Canada, both are prepared to come back on the 17th. We have the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement, one on video conference and one that's prepared to come back here. The Forest Products Association of Canada is prepared to come back and they're by video conference. We have two on video conference.
Welcome to all of you and thank you for being very accommodating, giving us that option. I need the committee to put their thoughts quickly on the table about that.