I want to be exemplary in starting on time, which is not yet. It's in two minutes.
We have a couple of special guests coming, so I'll just say who they are now so it doesn't take up committee time. Two of our colleagues who retired in 2011 are sort of icons of Parliament.
Derek Lee will be here. He wrote a book, The Power of Parliamentary Houses to Send for Persons, Records and Papers. That's kind of interesting. He was almost the dean of the House. Except for Mr. Plamondon, he would have been the dean of the House when he left. He's also, I think, the only member of Parliament in history who sat on a committee for 20 years straight, the scrutiny of regulations committee. He has lots of background, there.
Also here is Paul Szabo. If you remember, he spoke more times in Parliament than any other member for the years he was here.
There are very interesting former members here in the audience today.
I would like to welcome our witness, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
Thank you very much for coming. I know all ministries are very busy, so we really appreciate this.
Without further ado, I invite the minister to make her opening statement of 10 minutes, and then we'll proceed to questioning.