I'll convene the meeting, if I may.
I want to welcome our guests. We apologize for the late arrival, but votes happen from time to time. I'm sure you're all aware of that.
Colleagues, we have with us today representatives from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, and the Quebec federation of chambers of commerce. We welcome all of you gentlemen here.
I understand that all of you have brief opening statements of approximately 10 minutes each. That will give us approximately 40 minutes left. We could probably get through one, perhaps two, complete rounds of questioning. We'll see how it goes, but we'll certainly go as long as we can.
Once again, I apologize for the fact that we won't have as much time with you as we would have liked.