I call the meeting to order.
The committee has adopted the motion that the committee invite the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to appear before the committee for no less than an hour to answer questions from members on the spending priorities of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Welcome, Minister, and welcome to all the other witnesses.
The minister will have five minutes for his opening remarks. After the minister's opening remarks we will go into the round of questioning.
With this, I would like to welcome the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, to please give his opening remarks.
I will suspend the meeting for a few minutes until we figure out whether everyone is on the video conference.