I call the meeting to order.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. This is the third meeting of the Subcommittee on Bill C-38, pursuant to our Standing Orders, studying responsible resource development.
We have witnesses on our first panel here who are ready to give testimony. We welcome David McGuinty, a member of Parliament for Ottawa South. From the Assembly of First Nations, we have Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, national chief. From the British Columbia Coast Pilots Association, we have Fred Denning, president. And we have Dr. David Schindler, professor of ecology, in the department of biological sciences at the University of Alberta.
The way I do this, witnesses, is to go down the list of people in the order in which they appear on the agenda. You will each have up to 10 minutes to make your presentations, and then we will proceed to rounds of questioning.
I will advise committee members right now that based on some of the occurrences that are going on in the House of Commons, I would expect that we're not going to get through the full two hours of this particular panel. However, we will stretch it as long as we possibly can to make sure we maximize the use of the time of our distinguished guests who are here. We can deal with that particular issue at the moment the bells start ringing.
Let's now proceed to the witnesses.
Without further ado, Mr. McGuinty, please go ahead for up to 10 minutes.