Welcome to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and to our 30th meeting this Thursday, June 18, 2009. We're here pursuant to the order of reference of Friday, May 8, 2009, to study Bill C-27. Before us today we have two organizations: the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Competition Bureau.
From the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, we have Madam Denham, who is the assistant privacy commissioner of Canada.
From the Competition Bureau, we have Mr. Duane Schippers, who is the deputy commissioner of competition of the legislative and parliamentary affairs branch.
I'd also like to mention that we have Mr. Baggaley from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. He is their strategic policy advisor.
Welcome to all of you.
We'll begin with opening statements, beginning with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.