Happy Thursday, everyone, and welcome to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights. We are continuing our study on human rights surrounding natural resource extraction within Latin America.
We are very pleased to have guests with us today from the Mining Association of Canada. We have Pierre Gratton, the president and CEO, and we also have Ben Chalmers, the vice-president, sustainable development.
Additionally, we have the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, represented by Andrew Cheatle, who is the executive director.
Gentlemen, I think we can have each of the two groups do, let's say, eight minutes apiece, and then we can open it up to some questions from the members of this subcommittee.
Mr. Gratton, since you're listed first, I'm going to ask you to lead off, and then, Mr. Cheatle, we'll go to you.
With that, feel free to begin your remarks. Thank you, sir.