Good morning, everyone.
I call this meeting to order.
I'll just go over some routine matters.
For those who are in the room, we're still under public health measures here on the Hill. We need to respect the two-metre rule. We need to socially distance. If you're around the table and you're socially distanced, of course you don't need to wear a mask, but all others in the room, including staff, should be wearing a mask.
For those who are appearing today as witnesses via Zoom, please keep your mike on mute when you are not speaking. You can, of course, speak in either official language.
I think that pretty much covers it.
Before we get going, though, I would ask members to adopt, if they wish to, obviously, the third report of the subcommittee on agenda and procedure.
Do I have agreement to adopt the report?
I see thumbs up and no objections, so the report is deemed adopted.
(Motion agreed to [See Minutes of Proceedings])
That was nice and easy.
This is our second-to-last meeting, as part of the fossil fuel subsidy study.
In the first hour this morning, we have Justin Leroux, who is appearing as an individual. He's a professor of applied economics at HEC Montréal, and co‑director of ethics and economics at the Centre de recherche en éthique. Also as an individual, we welcome Jason MacLean, assistant professor at the University of New Brunswick's Faculty of Law.
We also have representatives from Export Development Canada, Mairead Lavery, president and CEO, Justine Hendricks, chief corporate sustainability officer and senior vice-president of sustainable business enablement, and Sarah Fulton, senior advisor, environmental, social, and governance policy.
Each witness will have three minutes to deliver their opening remarks, and then we will proceed to rounds of questions from all parties.
Professor Leroux, we will begin with you. You have the floor for three minutes.