Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table in both official languages the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Finance.
I think this report is a first in the sense that the same report will be tabled by two separate committees. My colleague from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade will be tabling the same document under a different report number. The report is the result of a joint effort by two subcommittees that each received a mandate from its respective standing committee to carry out a joint review of the Special Import Measures Act.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who took part in the hearings of the sub-committees. I would also like to emphasize the way our assistants and committee staff worked together to ensure that our efforts were successful.
In concluding, I may point out that the report contains a request for a comprehensive response from the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109.