I recognized as a member of Parliament before I assumed this portfolio that doing immigration work on the front lines is an essential part of the job. I want to thank you and all the members of the committee and indeed all of my colleagues in the Chamber for being, in many ways, that first point of contact.
I work with members on all sides of the House. I am frequently approached to try to find ways to collaborate to meet the needs of all of your constituents. I want to commend the work of my department in making tremendous progress on our service standards. Questions were put earlier about how we're doing in turning around these applications and inquiries. I would say we've made great progress. Since I have become minister, we are now meeting our service standards at 80% across all business lines. I think that is a reflection of the priority we are placing on this department. We will continue to make advancements in that area.