Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Minister, for agreeing to appear before the transport committee today. It's nice to see that your symptoms of COVID are very mild and that you're able to give us one hour from your busy schedule.
Earlier, we heard from Ms. Lantsman the criticism that you're appearing here for one hour instead of two. I just want to remind everyone who is watching us and listening that the standard for ministerial appearances at the transport committee is in fact an hour. During the entire Harper government, which was almost 10 years, none of his various transport ministers appeared for longer than an hour at transport committee meetings.
Minister Alghabra also answered questions about airports when he last appeared at TRAN, on May 30. The officials appeared on this topic at TRAN on June 16. Unfortunately, we never got a chance to ask our questions of the relevant officials because the opposition members of this committee preferred to deal with unrelated motions.
Last but not less important, a briefing was provided by officials on July 21 to members of both the transport committee and the TRCM, at the Senate.
Minister, one of the main responsibilities of Transport Canada is security screening through CATSA. What concrete steps have you taken to improve CATSA screening times and what are the results we've seen so far?