We will reconvene and I'll call the meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 50 and panel number two of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. I think we all know what issue we're studying and that we're here by video conference, so to save time, we'll turn to our guest, the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion.
Welcome, Minister. We don't have anybody with you. Or do we? If you do, you'll have to introduce them.
You have short opening remarks, I believe, and then we'll go to questions. The first questioner will be Mr. Cumming, followed by Mr. Fraser.
Minister, the floor is yours.