Thank you, Mr Chair.
Good morning, everyone.
Welcome to our witnesses.
Mr. Whalen, I know that name to be a New Brunswick name, so it's good to see you and I thank you for joining us.
Mr. Lem, of course, we've had a couple of encounters over the last few years, and I appreciate your and your company's vigilance here.
At the risk, Mr. Chair, of eliciting a groan or two from my friends across the virtual aisle, I want to give a tip of the hat to our procurement professionals who have worked with folks like the two witnesses that we see here today and who I know have been working day and night to procure these vital supplies, things like swabs and chemicals for reagent for these testing regimes that we know have to become more aggressive and ramp up.
That will be the essence of my first question for both gentlemen. I would appreciate it if you could keep your responses short.
I'll go to Mr. Whalen first. What do you see now, as we sit here today, as the supply challenges with respect to ramping up testing?