Welcome back to the 147th meeting of the committee, as we continue our study on parallel debating chambers.
We are pleased to be joined by representatives of Samara Centre for Democracy. Here today are Michael Morden, research director; and Paul Thomas, senior research associate. Thank you both for being here today.
Members will recall that Samara also submitted a brief to the committee on this subject.
I'll turn over the floor to you, Mr. Morden, for your opening remarks.