I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number three of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable development. We are here to study zero-emission vehicles.
Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of September 23, 2020. The proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website.
To ensure an orderly meeting, I would like to outline a few rules to follow. Members may speak in the official language of their choice. Interpretation services are available for this meeting. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of the floor, English or French.
For members participating in person, proceed as you usually would when the whole committee is meeting in person in a committee room. Keep in mind the directives from the Board of Internal Economy regarding masking and health protocols.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. If you are on the video conference, please click on the microphone icon to unmute yourself. For those in the room, your microphone will be controlled as normal by the proceedings and verification officer.
I'll remind you that all comments by members and witnesses should be addressed through the chair. When you are not speaking, please mute your mike.
Today we have four witnesses before us from the Department of the Environment, Department of Natural Resources, Department Transport and Department of Industry. In light of the tightness of time and the fact that the witnesses have already presented their speaking notes, I will deem their opening statements as read into the record.
[See appendix—Remarks by Helen Ryan]
[See appendix—Remarks by Sharon Irwin]
[See appendix—Remarks by Paula Vieira]
[See appendix—Remarks by Megan Nichols]
With that, we will start with Monsieur Godin.
I will be controlling the time.
Mr. Godin, I wrote in French what I just said, but the clock is ticking. I'll let you know when you have 30 seconds left.
You can go ahead.