Welcome back, everyone. Let's all settle in. As we mentioned before, this is a briefing on report number two, “Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, of the Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development”, fall 2017.
As you know, we passed a resolution that we have to have a hearing on these reports within six months, which is what we are doing now, because I mentioned this was presented in the fall of 2017.
Right now, we have the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in front us: Arran McPherson, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science; Keith Lennon, Director, Oceans Science Branch; and Pierre Pepin, Senior Research Scientist in Science.
We also have Donna Jean Kilpatrick, Director, Engineering and Technical Services with Small Craft Harbours.
We also have some special guests with us. We have a whole slate of replacements joining us, and we are certainly honoured.
First, from Edmonton Strathcona, Linda Duncan.
From Dufferin—Caledon, David Tilson.
From Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, Bev Shipley.
Thank you all for joining us.
Dr. McPherson, go ahead for up to 10 minutes please.