Welcome everyone to the 46th meeting of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. I'm going to introduce our witnesses, but I just want to give you a heads-up that we're going to try to squeeze in about 10 minutes of business at the end. Since we're already over time we'll need to clear the room effectively and efficiently afterwards.
Let me introduce our witnesses who are before us today. We have quite a diversity actually. From Google Canada we have Colin McKay, head public policy and government relations; from Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Martin Lavoie, the director of innovation and tax policy; and Wendy Cukier, vice-president of research and innovation from Ryerson University. I will go by order of precedence in our agenda here.
We'll begin with opening remarks of six to seven minutes, please, Mr. McKay.