Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank the witnesses for coming.
I've got a couple of questions. It's actually pretty straightforward.
My home first nation is Muskeg Lake first nation in Saskatchewan. I was in the RCMP stationed all over northern Saskatchewan, including at the Red Earth reserve, a remote community located about 150 kilometres northeast of Nipawin. In that time—back in 1995 until probably about 1997—being stationed on that first nation reserve, there was a brand new water treatment plant that was built under the federal government at that time. That was great. The local community had nice potable water. Water sewage was great, but there was one problem and I'd like to get your point of view on it.
This is why the government is trying to introduce the current legislation. Do you feel it's fair for a community to go without water for three to seven days, despite having a brand new state-of-the-art facility, because of an individual going out for personal reasons, either for hunting or for personal reasons? This has happened quite a few times. There are no regulations in place or no back-up systems for extra people to look at. Yes or no?