Thank you, Chair.
Mr. Chair, I've been silent all through these meetings on purpose, and that was to allow the opposition time to go through it. But I also want to let the opposition know that I did my due diligence beforehand. I thought about where I thought there would be areas of interest or questions.
I was paying close attention to my colleagues who were asking questions to ensure that if I didn't get one of my questions answered, or didn't have question addressed already by Mr. Jean or Ms. Glover or my other colleagues, I would address it. I have to say that I've been very happy with what I've seen as far as the questions that have come from this side are concerned.
I'd also like to remind members that this is not a hard read. This isn't a very complicated budget; it's fairly simple.
If you want to prioritize which officials should come forward before the end of the meeting, maybe you could give that list to the chair and the chair might be willing to prioritize those witnesses so you'd at least get the witnesses you want, instead of making all these officials sit here for the rest of the night.
You've got some options here. As I said, we've been very cordial and very understanding, but I expect you to do your own work.
I will back Ms. Glover who made the comment about repetition. We've seen repetition after repetition from that side of the committee. I don't buy this argument that you don't have enough time to do this or you don't have enough time to do that. You've had all the time in world to do your work; just be efficient in how you go about doing it, please.