Good afternoon. Welcome.
This is meeting number 34 of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.
Just before we go to Ms. Mourani, I want to say that today we are here to begin our study on Bill C-5, An Act to amend the International Transfer of Offenders Act. I'll introduce our witnesses in a moment.
As far as a little bit of business for our committee is concerned, it's been passed on to me from the clerk that we would like to establish a date by which all witnesses could appear on Bill C-5. By the end of today's meeting, we will have heard from the department, so on November 17 we would begin again on Bill C-5.
In the opinion of the chair, the clerk, and a few others, it's very important that you submit your lists of witnesses on Bill C-5 if you have any. Hopefully by November 17 we would be able to hear some witnesses in the first hour, and perhaps even consider clause-by-clause, depending on how many witnesses we have. If we feel we are going to need some more time, that's one thing, but please get your witnesses in.
Now, Ms. Mourani, do you have a point of order or what?