I call the meeting to order. Welcome to meeting number 10 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources.
The committee is meeting today to hear from the Minister of Natural Resources and officials in consideration of supplementary estimates (C), 2021-22. We are also going to be studying supplementary estimates (B), 2021-22, but only the subject matter. It's only supplementary estimates (C) that are under consideration for votes by this committee.
In the interest of time, I'm going to skip through all the usual opening comments. Online we have departmental officials who have all, hopefully, been part of the process before. I would just ask that you address your comments through the chair.
Interpretation services are available. You can use floor, English or French. For anyone online, you will control your own muting and unmuting. We ask anybody who is not speaking to be muted.
With that, I think we're ready to jump into it. We had a discussion before the meeting started. In order to save time again, we're going to pass on the minister giving his five-minute opening statement, so that we can go right into questions and answers and get through as many rounds as we can.
I will ask, though, that the opening statement we had be entered into the official record. That way, it will be part of the reporting for today. The opening statement has been distributed to all members by the clerk. With that on the official record, we will get right into questions and answers. We're going to do four rounds of six minutes. With the minister's schedule, we should be able to fit that in, and then we'll see where we're at.
First up is Mr. McLean.
We're going to start the clock. You have six minutes.