Good morning, Madam Chair.
First and foremost, I want to thank our witnesses for being here today. I certainly enjoyed the comments of each of the witnesses today. My first questions will be for Professor Leuprecht.
I really enjoyed your presentation. There were a lot of eye-opening comments and certainly some food for thought on how we move forward.
We've heard about how Canada's international commitments at this time have been scaled back because of the COVID pandemic, whether it was for safety purposes or to assist in the long-term care homes. We have also heard about Russia and China increasing military exercises at the same time, when many of our troops are stuck here or in their barracks.
I'd like to ask you, Professor, in your opinion, how has this pandemic hurt Canada's readiness now to respond internationally?