Bonsoir. Good evening.
Welcome to this meeting of the public safety and national security committee.
This is the 36th meeting of the Committee. We are continuing the study of Canada's national security framework.
This is the eighth meeting we've had this week across Canada to take a look at Canada's national security framework. Members of our committee are here in Montreal today to hear comments, questions, and concerns that you might have regarding Canada's national security framework.
I'm going to let the committee members introduce themselves to you, and then we'll begin.
I should say, before we begin, that this is a committee of Parliament and not a committee of government. As such, we are parliamentarians from three different parties in the House of Commons, the Liberal, New Democratic, and Conservative parties. We are here as part of a larger study. The government is also engaging right now in consultations around the national security framework. They have issued a green paper, and that green paper is available to you for study. It's also available to be commented on at the government website. It's part of our study, but it's not our complete study. Our study is much broader. We'll be looking at all aspects of the national security framework.
We will be advising Parliament and government on changes that we think the government should be making in regard to our national security framework.
When we begin, I'm going to invite the first and second speakers to the microphones. You will have about three minutes each to make comments. Occasionally, you might get questions from members of Parliament who are on the committee, if they want something that you're saying clarified, but normally our job tonight is to listen to what you have to say.
Our meetings are always conducted in both official languages of Canada, French and English.
We will begin with Mr. Di Iorio.