Good afternoon, everyone. I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 23 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, June 1, the committee is meeting to study the Investment Canada Act.
Today's proceedings are taking place by video conference and will be made available via the House of Commons website.
I'd like to remind members and witnesses to please wait until I recognize you by name before speaking. When you are ready to speak, please unmute your microphone, making sure you have selected the language that you will be speaking. Then when you are finished speaking, make sure you remute your mike. When you are speaking, please speak slowly and clearly, so that the translators can do their work.
As is my normal practice, I will wave a yellow card when there are 30 seconds remaining in the time period, and I will raise the red card when your time is up. Please respect the signs so that everyone can get a turn.
I'd now like to welcome our witnesses. We have two panels today.
Our first panel consists of Mr. Tim Hahlweg, assistant director, requirements, Canadian Security Intelligence Service; Mr. Mitch Davies, senior assistant deputy minister, industry sector, Department of Industry; and Dominic Rochon, senior assistant deputy minister, national security and cybersecurity branch, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
In our second panel, which we will reintroduce after the first panel, we have Omar Wakil, partner, Torys LLP; and Michelle Travis, research director, Unite Here Canada.
Each witness group will have five minutes to present, followed by our regular question periods.
With that, we will start with Mr. Hahlweg. You have the floor for five minutes.