Good afternoon, everybody.
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), this committee will consider main estimates 2017-18: vote 1 under Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, vote 1 under Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, and votes 1 and 5 under Department of Employment and Social Development, referred to the committee on Thursday, February 23, 2017.
I'm very pleased to welcome the Honourable Minister Duclos, Minister Patty Hajdu, and Minister Carla Qualtrough. They are joining us here today along with witnesses from each of the departments. Welcome. We have some familiar faces here. You should be getting frequent flyer miles for this committee.
We will be starting with opening statements of 10 minutes from each of the ministers, starting with Minister Duclos.
The next 10 minutes are yours, sir.