Good afternoon, Mr. Devlin, Mr. Gailus and Mr. Le Dressay.
I appreciated each of your presentations. I would nevertheless humbly like to point out that, in my opinion, you failed to mention an element that ensures a community's socio-economic advancement. I am talking about the hoarding of capital. That practice consists in pooling the money that comes from the use of resources, which belong to the community and should benefit its whole population.
I hail from a community in northern Quebec, on the border with Labrador, called Uashat. I have too often seen certain things in those communities across the riding, as well as in Mamit Innuat. The community business people are often the ones who have a real impact and get their hands on natural resources or set up their businesses on community land. In my language, we call those people minachta—meaning that they don't share. Ultimately, they or their own family are the only ones who benefit from those advantages. They are minimally concerned about redistributing those benefits for the good of the community. In a community that basically used to operate on the model of sharing, that may be bordering on the capitalist and materialist model.
Could you tell me what you think about that?