Mr. Valcourt, thank you very much for being here today.
I want to ask you about first nations water, an issue which I believe you care about, but I know that all Canadians have great concerns about the whole infrastructure in and around water.
Your 2011 national engineering assessment found the need for an immediate investment—and this was back in 2011—of $1.2 billion to meet existing protocols at that time just for operating, capital costs of $4.7 billion over 10 years, plus a projected operating and maintenance budget of $419 million annually over a 10-year period of time. Again, this was your own report in 2011.
Instead of the additional resources required, what first nations actually got was new water legislation imposed on them that downloads liabilities and responsibilities with very few new resources.
Does the department have a plan and a timetable for making the required investments that were outlined in your 2011 water engineering assessment?