Good morning, everyone. Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), we're going to move forward with our study on poverty reduction strategies.
We are very pleased to have members of the Kuujjuaq contingent join us here in Ottawa today. As many of you know, we did our best to get to Kuujjuaq as part of the travel component of our study. It wasn't the weather in Kuujjuaq that held us up, but the weather here. We were about to leave and the charter was frozen solid. We were very disappointed not to be able to get up there. I know we're going to do our best to do that in the future. Maybe there are other studies we can pursue that will afford us the opportunity to visit that part of the country.
However, I am very pleased, as a consolation, to have you here today to meet with us.
I want to recognize that we have, representing the NDP, Madame Boutin-Sweet, who is stepping in once again.
Thank you and welcome.
We have a first-timer to the committee, MP Nicola Di Iorio.
I would like to welcome the communications officer, Marie-Christine Vanier, and the administrative technician, Linda Roy Makiuk, from the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau. From the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, we have Françoise Bouchard, director of public health.
We have only the two groups here today, so I will allow a 10-minute opening. We're going to start with the Kativik Municipal Housing Bureau.
The next 10 minutes is yours.