Thank you, Madam Clerk.
Colleagues, I have a few words before we move to the business of routine motions.
I would like to, first of all, welcome everyone to our first meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of November 25, 2021.
Members are attending in person in the room and remotely using the Zoom application.
Regarding the speaking list, the committee clerk and I will do our very best to maintain a consolidated order of speaking for all members, whether participating virtually or in person.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind all participants to this meeting that screenshots or taking photos of your screen is not permitted.
The proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website.
Given the ongoing pandemic and in light of the recommendations from public health authorities, as well as the directive of the Board of Internal Economy on October 19, 2021, to remain healthy and safe, the following is recommended for all those attending the meeting in person.
First, anyone with symptoms should participate by Zoom and not attend the meeting in person.
Everyone must maintain two‑metre physical distancing, whether seated or standing.
Everyone must wear a non‑medical mask when moving about the room. It is strongly recommended that members wear their masks at all times, including when seated. Non‑medical masks that allow for better sound are available in the room.
Everyone present must maintain proper hand hygiene by using the hand sanitizer at the room entrance.
Committee rooms are cleaned before and after each meeting. To maintain this, everyone is encouraged to use the wipes provided to clean surfaces, such as the desk, chair and microphone when vacating or taking a seat.
As the chair, I will be enforcing these measures for the duration of the meeting, and I thank members in advance for their co‑operation.
Colleagues, I would suggest that as the next order of business the committee proceed to considering our routine motions. In preparation for this, the committee clerk has circulated a list of routine motions that the committee adopted in the last parliamentary session. The committee clerk is also able to answer any questions about the routine motions that you may have.
Mr. Weiler has his hand raised.