Welcome back, colleagues, to meeting number 11 of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights. Today, pursuant to the motion adopted on October 27, 2020, we're beginning our study on the role of the Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise.
Mr. Reid, I'm glad you found the link. Those are some of the transition pains.
I'd like to welcome our new clerk, Naaman Sugrue. He's no stranger to this committee. Naaman Sugrue was the clerk of this committee back in 2017 to 2019. Some of the members here—some of the vets like probably Scott, Iqra and Anita, and Jennifer I know subbed a number of times, and others—probably know Mr. Sugrue from being here.
As we get on to the meeting, to ensure an orderly meeting, I'd encourage all participants to keep their microphone on mute unless they're speaking. Also, I'll put up my regular 30-second sign when your time is coming to a close. I'll do that for the members and also for the witnesses.
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At this time, I'm going to have the opportunity to welcome our first guest of this first panel. From the Office of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, or CORE, we have Sheri Meyerhoffer, ombudsperson.
You'll have five minutes for your opening statement, and then we'll move to members' questions.
You may begin.