Good morning. Welcome to the 145th meeting of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. This meeting is public.
Today, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), we are commencing our study of the main estimates 2019-20: votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department for Women and Gender Equality, referred to the committee on April 11, 2019.
The committee is pleased to welcome the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality. She is joined by Diane Jacovella, Deputy Minister; Nancy Gardiner, Assistant Deputy Minister; and Stéphane Lavigne, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for Corporate Services.
I will turn the floor over to the minister.
You have 10 minutes, Minister.