The First Nations Land Management Act, the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act, and the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act were all directed at that particular finding, that the costs of doing business on first nation lands are too high. The reason they're too high is that the legal, the administrative, and the infrastructure framework that exists off first nation lands isn't present. We have to find a way to help close that gap.
Yes, the FNLMA could be very effective in closing that gap. Some first nations have used it effectively to close that gap.
I suggested earlier that gap could be closed even more quickly if you had some of the legal framework that's available under FNLMA, if it were more of a turnkey approach, so that first nations didn't have to develop scores of laws. They could just have a lot of that legal framework in place for them and then make some good policy decisions to encourage development. That's one possible element of the FNLMA that might be improved.
The other thing I was mentioning earlier in terms of the cost of doing business is property right security. A lot of the high cost of doing business on first nation lands is a result of a lot of legal work in order to create as secure a property right as possible for investors. As I mentioned earlier, there's an opportunity to help reduce that particular constraint, as well, through the proposed property ownership act.
All of these things are voluntary and opt-in. It's critically important for first nations to have options, in order to have those options available to them, if it's their desire, to facilitate more investment.