I will call the meeting to order.
Welcome, witnesses, to panel two of meeting number 33 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
We're operating pursuant to the order of reference from the House, and we are meeting on the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the information of the witnesses, today's meeting is taking place by video conference, and the proceedings will be made available on the House of Commons website.
With that, I would like to welcome each and every one of the witnesses.
I would ask you, if you could, to try to keep your opening remarks to about five minutes or thereabouts. We don't have as many witnesses on this panel, so we could stretch it to six if you want.
We'll start with Katherine Scott, senior researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.