I apologize for interrupting. I just didn't want an adjournment to get ahead of me because of the hybrid format of the meeting.
I understand that there are ongoing discussions between the whips' offices on the House side with respect to scheduling. We do have two weeks of planned constituency time for members on the House side, and I know we have two statutory holidays, namely Good Friday and Easter Monday, along with a number of other religious observances, over the course of the next two-week period. Keeping in mind that those discussions have started and that we've now had this first meeting, I would suggest, respectfully, to our joint chairs that those discussions, in collaboration with the Senate side, proceed. Perhaps over the early days of next week, a tentative calendar can be set, because I also understand that we don't even have a set time for meetings.
As one other thing, if I may, Madam Chair, I would just offer that this issue is supremely important, but due to the nature of hybrid meetings and the situation we find ourselves in as a result of these meetings drawing resources from the House, every hour we sit during sitting weeks takes time away from standing committees. I understand that forms part of that discussion, but I think that it could be detrimental to our collective work as parliamentarians if we moved forward in a direction that undermined our colleagues in both places and displaced other committees and their ability to do their work, their commitments to witnesses and their ability to carry out their studies. Many of them are in the final stages before giving drafting instructions to their analysts and getting reports to the House before the end of June.
Time is very sensitive for all of us, but I would just hope that those discussions can happen at the whip and Senate level. We could then convene once we have a better picture of what that looks like, and proceed with the amount of time we're able to take with the resources that are available.