I call this meeting to order.
This is another joint meeting of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and the Standing Committee on Finance. Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), we are continuing our study of credit card interchange fees and the debit payment system in Canada.
Colleagues, we have with us today the Interac Association. We have the president and CEO, Mr. Mark O'Connell. Welcome, sir. I believe we have you for the full session today. You have time for an opening statement of up to ten minutes, and then we'll go to questions from members.
Please begin your opening statement at any time.