Good morning. I call the meeting to order.
Welcome to the 156th meeting of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs. This meeting is being televised.
Our first order of business today is consideration of the main estimates under the Leaders' Debates Commission.
We are pleased to have with us the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions.
She is joined by officials from the Privy Council Office. They are Allen Sutherland, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Machinery of Government and Democratic Institutions; and Matthew Shea, Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services.
Thank you for being here. I'll now turn the floor over to the minister for her opening statement.