Thank you very much.
I'd like to thank both of our witnesses here today for your excellent presentations. My first questions are directed to Ms. Côté.
I want to thank you for providing us with such a comprehensive analysis of the kind of work we need to be doing across the board when it comes to truly realizing economic opportunities for girls.
One thing, as we go forward, is that we should realize the extensive cuts not just in this budget but in previous budgets relating to research around women and girls; in this last budget, the cutting of the National Aboriginal Health Organization, women's health research, the National Council of Welfare, the First Nations Statistical Institute.... The list goes on. We can reach back to the elimination of the long-form census and broader cuts.
Could you speak a bit about how girls in Canada will lose out as a result of this government's cutting of research?