Thank you, Minister, for agreeing to testify at the committee.
Before I begin my questions I just want to thank you for all the hard work you've done in the last few months. I have spoken to many constituents of Don Valley North. They want me to pass on their sincere gratitude for the work you've done, and staff in your department as well. Just so you know, I know you can't see us, but I have a lot of nodding heads around the committee table.
On the Canada summer jobs program, which is in high demand, I wonder if there was any discussion on why the government didn't just double down on the Canada summer jobs program instead of creating a new program, the CSSG. We know certainly the demand is there and it is being delivered by many good grassroots organizations. Can you explain why the government didn't run this through the Canada summer jobs program?