Another concern—and this may be addressed to whoever wants to respond to it—that has been expressed is the potential huge influx of complaints that may arise if this legislation is passed. I don't think anyone disputes that there will be an increase in cases. But I think to assume that there will be a huge influx doesn't give enough credit to our first nations people.
All of us know that when new laws are enacted in our country, or in any country, 95% or more of the people will begin to comply with that law before they wait to be charged by the new law. I would hope that would be true in this case as well, even though my colleagues across the way may disagree.
Can we not assume that the large majority of first nations communities will already have begun to understand some of the implications that we're dealing with here? With the help of the commission, with the help of the department, with the help of other first nations, larger groups have begun to take some preparatory steps to avoid this huge influx of cases that will potentially come to the table.
Mr. Ricard, would you like to respond to that?