I call this meeting to order.
Good morning, everyone. Welcome to meeting number 51 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
We will start by acknowledging that we are meeting on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin people.
Today's meeting is taking place in a hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of November 25, 2021. Members are attending in person in the room and remotely by using the Zoom application.
Pursuant to the order of reference of Thursday, June 23, 2022, the committee is resuming consideration of Bill C-21, an act to amend certain acts and to make certain consequential amendments with regard to firearms. The committee is resuming clause-by-clause consideration, and we will resume shortly, with Mr. Zimmer having the floor.
Before we resume debate, I will now welcome the officials who are with us today.
With us once again from the Department of Justice, we have Paula Clarke, counsel, and Phaedra Glushek, counsel, both from the criminal law policy section, and from the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, we have Rachel Mainville-Dale, acting director general, firearms policy. Joining us freshly today, from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, we have Rob Daly, director of strategic policy, Canadian firearms program, and Murray Smith, technical specialist in the Canadian firearms program.
Thanks to all of you for joining us today. Your assistance is most appreciated. Your answers to our numerous technical questions will help us to fulfill our duties in the law-making process, and I thank you again.
I'd also note for the committee members that there is a discussion happening, as there is a desire to bring in Minister Mendicino for estimates at some point in the next week or so. The work plan we adopted provides for that after Bill C-21; however, if I can get unanimous consent to seek an extra meeting slot next week for at least one of the ministers to attend, I would ask.... Wait a minute.
I have Madame Michaud and then Mr. Calkins.