Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to the 26th meeting of the Standing Committee on National Defence.
Before we begin, I would like to congratulate Mr. Bachand on his election as second vice-chair of our committee, as well as Mr. Wilfert on his election as first vice-chair, even if he is not here today.
I also want to thank my colleagues for having put forth my name and for having supported the motion for my nomination as chair of the committee.
Thank you very much, everybody.