I call this meeting to order.
Good afternoon, everyone.
Welcome to meeting number 25 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence.
Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of January 25, 2021. Members are attending in person or remotely using the Zoom application. The proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website. For your information, the broadcast will always show the person speaking, rather than the entirety of the committee.
As a reminder, all comments by members should be addressed through the chair. Once again, as a reminder to myself first, please speak slowly and clearly for the benefit of our translators. Thank you very much. They have been very forgiving of us in the past, and we really appreciate the hard work they do.
With regard to a speaking list, the committee clerk and I will do the best we can to maintain a consolidated order of speaking, whether people are participating virtually or in person.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the committee is resuming its study addressing sexual misconduct issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, including the allegations against former chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance.
Mr. Bezan, you have your hand raised.