Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), we will continue our study on the federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada.
I want to say at the outset here that we welcome all of our witnesses. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to be here.
For those of you who may not be aware, we've been in Halifax, Moncton, and Montreal. We're going to spend a couple of days here in Toronto, and then we hope to travel out west in the fall.
Once again, I want to thank you very much for coming here today and taking the time to give us your perspective on what's going on with poverty in this country.
I'm going to start on my left-hand side with you, Trevor. We're going to work our way across. We'd ask that you try to keep it to five minutes, as best you can. The timer will go off at five minutes, but I'm not going to cut you off right at five minutes; it will just give you an idea of where you are in the timeframe. We'll then follow that with some questions from the floor.
So, Trevor David, welcome, sir. I'm going to give you the floor. You have five minutes.