Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I want to thank all the witnesses, including Mr. Le Dressay, who is joining us by teleconference.
Mr. Devlin, you and I have seen each other on this committee before. It's nice to see you back.
Mr. Le Dressay, I don't expect a response on this. You indicated in your opening that first nations are not receiving a share of investment. I would also argue they're not receiving a fair share of the resources that are developed on their traditional territories. It's not just investment; it's the resources that already exist.
I have a question for Mr. Gailus. Thank you for your presentation.
I'm from British Columbia, and I live on the Cowichan people's traditional territories. I'm very familiar with the mall on Cowichan lands. A number of developments that you cited, though, are actually certificates of possession. For example, with regard to the Cowichan mall, there are a number of individual families who own that mall.
When we were in Westbank,the chief and council indicated that certificates of possession certainly present some opportunity for economic development, but they also provide serious challenges because of some of the development that's happened prior to the time that self-government or FNLMA took place.
Can you comment on what you would see as being important to recommend to this committee around certificates of possession, if anything?