Hi, and thank you very much for your input.
I'm going to go in a bit of a different direction. I want to ask so many things, but I know I'm going to run out of time.
One of the things we have been discussing in the committee is the environmental gaps on reserve that subsequently lead to a lower standard of health and well-being of people living in the community.
Similarly we have noted that this was addressed in a report that was just released by a first nations institute on governance. The report found that nearly a quarter of all aboriginal adults are living in overcrowded dwellings and over 50% of adults are living in houses contaminated with mould and mildew. Over one-third of adults cannot trust the water that comes into their homes.
What impact does this have on the workforce and economic well-being in first nations communities, and what possible solutions to the health and environmental gaps existing on reserves would you recommend? Because it all does build into the economic development. As you know, if the infrastructure is not in place, no matter what the changes are, you're not going to be able to entice the positive changes we're looking for.