I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 24 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format. There are no members in the room, but for members' sake, the proceedings happening today will be made available via the House of Commons website. Just so all members and witnesses are aware, the webcast will always show the person who is speaking rather than the entirety of the committee.
To ensure an orderly meeting, I'll outline a few rules.
As all of you would know already, interpretation services are available. You know at the bottom of the toolbar where to find the interpretation services. You can speak in whichever of the official languages you choose; just make sure you select what you would like to listen to.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. If you're on the video conference, as all of you are, please click on the microphone icon to unmute yourself. If you're not speaking, please make sure your microphone is on mute. I'll just remind you that all comments by members and witnesses should be addressed through the chair.
With respect to a speaking list, Mr. Clerk and I will do our best to maintain it. If you have any points of order, please raise your hand. At the bottom of the bar, a “raise hand” function allows me to know if you would like to raise any issues.
I'd now like to welcome our witnesses.
Appearing before us today is the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.
We also have, from the Department of Justice, Nathalie Drouin, deputy minister of justice and deputy attorney general of Canada; François Daigle, associate deputy minister; Bill Kroll, chief financial officer and assistant deputy minister; and Elizabeth Hendy, director general, programs branch, policy sector.
Welcome to all the guests.
We will now start with opening remarks from Minister Lametti for five minutes.