Thank you, Minister.
We appreciate the offer of any words of clarification or consultation.
Before we go to our questions, we'd like to welcome our new people, as we normally do.
We want to welcome Richard Cannings from the stunningly beautiful riding of South Okanagan—West Kootenay. Equally as beautiful, I'm sure, is the riding with all its splendour that is represented by the Honourable Hunter Tootoo from Nunavut.
Thank you very much, sir.
We now go to our first questioner for seven minutes.
Go ahead, Mr. Morrissey, please.