Therefore, we will proceed with our only witness at the moment, Mr. Ellis Ross, member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Hopefully, Chief Willie Sellars will join us very shortly.
As usual, to ensure an orderly meeting, I would like to outline a few rules to follow.
Members or witnesses may speak in the official language of their choice. Interpretation services in English, French and Inuktitut are available. Please be patient with the interpretation. There can be a delay.
For those in the video conference.... There isn't anybody there, at the moment, other than members, so I will skip that part.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name and, of course, unmute yourself when it's your time to speak, then mute yourself afterwards. There is a “raise hand” feature if you need to bring something to my attention. When speaking, please speak slowly and clearly. When you are not speaking, of course, put your mike on mute.
I remind you that all comments should be addressed through the chair.
The way it works, Mr. Ellis, is that you will be invited to make a five-minute opening remark, after which we will proceed with questions.
If you are ready, Mr. Ellis, welcome. The microphone is yours for the next five minutes.