Pursuant to Standing Order 84(1), the committee is examining the main estimates for 2012-13, as well as a study of the expenditure plans for the department for the fiscal year 2011-12.
I want to welcome Mr. Patel, who is the assistant deputy minister and chief financial officer. Welcome, sir.
We also have the deputy minister, Mr. Rosenberg. Thank you for being here, sir.
We have Minister Baird and we have Minister Diane Ablonczy. Welcome.
Mr. Baird, why don't I turn the floor over to you? I understand you have some opening remarks. Then we'll hear from Minister Ablonczy, and then we'll go through our questions.
Welcome, sir. The floor is yours.