I call the meeting to order.
Welcome, colleagues, to meeting number two of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format. We have Mr. Kent in the room, and everyone else is appearing virtually.
The meeting is pursuant to the House order of 23 September, 2020. Proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website.
Just so you are aware, the webcast will always show the person speaking rather than the entirety of the committee.
To ensure an orderly meeting, I'd like to outline a few rules to follow. First, members—in this case only members, because we don't have any witnesses today—may speak in the official language of their choice. Interpretation services are available. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of “Floor”, “English” or “French”.
For Mr. Kent, proceed as you would when the whole committee is meeting in the committee room.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. If you are on the video conference, please click on the microphone icon to unmute yourself.
For Mr. Kent, your microphone will be controlled as usual by the proceedings and verification officer.
I remind you that all comments by members should be addressed to the chair, and when you are not speaking, your microphone should be on mute.
With regard to the speaking list, please use the “raise hand” function.
For you, Mr. Kent, please signal to the clerk, and he will text me, and we'll get you in and get it coordinated.
Colleagues, we have four items that I hope to get to today, and we are in committee business, so the floor will be open to any items you may wish to add. To give you some sense of what we hope to accomplish, Ms. Kwan has given notice to the chair of a question of privilege. We will also, I hope, discuss and adopt the subcommittee report. We will discuss the plan of action for the indigenous housing study and appearances by ministers on the main estimates, and anything else you may wish to add.
I want to raise this before I cede the floor to Ms. Kwan.
You are first on the speakers list, Ms. Kwan, so I am inclined to recognize you in order to address the question for which you have given the chair notice. Mr. Vaughan isn't here, but you absolutely have the right to raise it in his absence. It may be more expeditious if it were done while he was here in case he wants to respond.