Welcome folks, and thank you for coming.
It's nice to point out and recognize that each one of the agents of Parliament often come from a long line of distinguished careers within the public service. They have been around government for many years. They have come up through the ranks of deputy ministers and come from outside government as well.
I'm not going to pick on you, Mr. Ferguson, but I'm going to ask you, because you are the rookie of the group here in the appointments process. Just out of curiosity, could you shed some light on how you were interviewed for the job of Auditor General, what processes you went through? Was there a disclosure during that time where you were asked about your political involvement?
I'm trying to get some understanding on how one agent of Parliament gets interviewed, or is suggested for their particular role. Was partisanship activity ever discussed during that type of process that led you to being recommended to Parliament?