Thank you, Mr. Chair and members of the committee.
Before I start, I'd like to thank and recognize UBCM, one of our provincial association partners, for joining us today to provide details from the front lines in B.C.
I have with me our CEO, Mr. Brock Carlton, and Mr. Mike Buda, our policy advisor. They are here to help answer any technical questions. As well, Mr. Carlton will provide some comments in French as part of our presentation.
I'm pleased to be here to talk about Canada's economic action plan and the importance of building strong cities and communities.
I'd like to ask Mr. Carlton to start our presentation with a bit of background.