Madam Chair, I agree that the minister should attend next week. It would be ideal. We have Minister Ng here today. We should, I think, have the industry and innovation minister before us in the first few meetings that we have to set the course for our work.
I would object a little bit to the framing of this. As anyone who follows parliamentary process knows, we didn't really hit the ground running with this committee until the end of January, and we have not had all that many meetings of actual work, frankly, other than planning meetings.
I don't know that there has been any delay previously from the minister. Blowing us off, I think, is overstating the case, but I do agree with Ms. Rempel Garner that Minister Bains should attend this committee, and I agree that he should attend next week.