I'd like to welcome everyone to the defence committee.
We have a couple of stand-ins. I'd like to welcome Madame Laverdière and Mr. McGuinty to the defence committee.
Thank you for coming today.
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), we're here to discuss an opposition motion, which I will read in a moment so that everyone who is not familiar with it can be on the same page as the rest of us as we have our discussion. After the discussion on this particular issue, I was hoping, if it's the will of the committee and time permits, that we could go in camera to discuss our upcoming NATO trip to Latvia, Ukraine, and Belgium. That's kind of my plan.
The opposition motion is as follows:
That, given the recent developments in North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile capabilities, the committee immediately convene meeting(s) with government officials and defence experts to study Canada's current threat assessment of North Korea and Canada's abilities to defend itself and our allies in the event of an attack by North Korea on the North American continent using intercontinental ballistic missiles, conventional weapons and/or non-conventional weapons of mass destruction.
The motion is on the table.