It's four o'clock, and it's time to get going.
Welcome, everybody, to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. Today, pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, September 27, 2017, we're considering Bill C-58, an act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts.
If there are any questions that need to be answered or if we have questions as a committee, we have with us today from the Department of Justice, Sarah Geh, director and counsel general. From the Treasury Board Secretariat, we have Ruth Naylor, and we have Riri Shen from the Privy Council Office. Thanks for coming.
I've been asked by each party for a one-minute opening comment.
Go ahead, starting with Mr. Kent.