The meeting will come to order.
I want to welcome the witnesses this morning: Michel Jobin, full-time member, Immigration and Refugee Board; Anna Maria Silvestri Corriveau—I trust I'm pronouncing that properly—full-time member, Immigration and Refugee Board; and François Guilbault.
We are going to examine the reappointment of these particular members. I want to remind members again that the scope of the committee's examination of order in council appointees or nominees is strictly limited to the qualifications and competence to perform the duties of the post. Questioning by members of the committee may be interrupted by the chair if they attempt to deal with matters considered irrelevant to the committee's inquiries. Among the areas usually considered to be outside the scope of the committee's study are the political affiliation of the appointees or nominees, contributions to political parties, and the nature of the nominating process itself.
We will begin our examination. I will call upon our witnesses. If you wish to make a statement, please feel free.