I call this meeting to order.
This is meeting number two of the Standing Committee on Finance.
Colleagues, we have a busy day today; we have a three-hour meeting. In the first hour we are dealing with three motions. In the second hour we have the Governor of the Bank of Canada for his report on his monetary policy update. In the third hour we have the new Parliamentary Budget Officer with respect to the economic and fiscal outlook, and this is his first appearance before the finance committee.
I would call on you so that we can try to finish these three motions within the first hour. That would be very helpful. You'll see before you that debate is resuming on a motion of Mr. Andrew Saxton.
Colleagues, you should have three motions in front of you: a motion by Ms. Nash, one by Mr. Rankin, and one by Mr. Saxton. Does everyone have these three motions? I'm going to suggest that we start with the Nash motion, then move to the Rankin motion, and then resume debate on the Saxton motion.
I will go to Ms. Nash to introduce her motion and I will give her the floor.