I will officially call the meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 50 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. This is panel number one of three today.
We are meeting on government spending, the WE Charity and the Canada student service grant.
Today's meeting, the main part, is taking place by video conference, and the proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website.
I'd like to welcome our two witnesses for this panel. First, by teleconference, is the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. Welcome, Minister, all the way from Delta, B.C., I gather.
From the Department of Employment and Social Development, we have Benoît Robidoux, associate deputy minister.
Welcome to you both.
Minister, if you could keep your opening comments fairly tight, certainly no more than 10 minutes, that would be helpful. Then we'll go to questions. The question round will start with Mr. Poilievre, and then Ms. Dzerowicz, Mr. Fortin and Mr. Julian.
Minister, welcome, and thank you for being here.