Good morning, everyone.
Welcome to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, meeting number 24.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), we are doing a study of the impact of the government's deadlines of March 31, 2011, for infrastructure stimulus projects, and of December 31, 2010, for the completion of projects under the recreational infrastructure Canada program, RinC, and the water and waste water pipeline renewal program, PRECO.
Joining us today, representing the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, is Mr. Harry Nyce, president; Barbara Steele, first vice-president; and Gary MacIsaac, executive director.
Also, from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities we have Hans Cunningham, president, who is director for the Regional District of Central Kootenay, British Columbia; Brock Carlton, chief executive officer; and Michael Buda, director of policy.
Welcome. I know some of you have been here before. Basically, the floor is open for 10 minutes for presentations; then we'll move to questions and answers from the committee.
I understand, Mr. Nyce, you're going to start us off.