Thank you again, Mr. Chair.
Again, I just want to respond to this idea of the department doing some study to assess all the what-ifs. I think, first of all, that would be a waste of time, even if it were clear that this committee was going to move ahead.
But in these last few studies, it appears that the opposition has been intent on dragging its feet in allowing us to move ahead to address some of the concerns we have in terms of equality in Canada for all our first nations people.
On the matter of implementation time, I wonder, Chief Brazeau, if you'd be prepared to comment. There has been a wide range suggested, anywhere from six months to 30 months. What would you feel would be an adequate time lapse from the time this act is passed into law to implementation within the first nations communities?