It's 6:30. I call this meeting to order.
Welcome, everyone, to meeting number nine of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
Pursuant to the House of Commons order of reference adopted on December 2, 2021, the committee is meeting on Bill C-2, an act to provide further support in response to COVID-19.
I know I've gone over a number of the health and safety measures with all of the members, as well as with the witnesses who are with us today. They are ministry officials who understand the different protocols we have to abide by—the two-metre physical distancing, the wearing of masks and the hygiene.
Also, when it comes to using our technical system here for the hybrid—