I call the meeting to order.
This is meeting number 39 of the Standing Committee on International Trade. Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of June 23, 2022. Therefore, members are attending in person in the room and remotely by using the Zoom application.
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Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, September 20, the committee is resuming its study of the potential trade impacts of the United States Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 on certain firms and workers in Canada.
We have with us today, from the Canadian Labour Congress, Elizabeth Kwan, senior researcher, by video conference; from the Canadian Nuclear Association, John Gorman, president and chief executive officer; from Clean Energy Canada, Mark Zacharias, executive director, by video conference; and from World Energy GH2, John Risley, director, by video conference.
Welcome to you all. Thank you for sharing some time with the committee members today.
We will start with opening remarks and then proceed with questions from members.
Ms. Kwan, I invite you to make an opening statement of up to five minutes, please.