I don't know why the timing of the bill.... You know, it would have been better, as you say, to have it two or three years before. Everything the government does right now is distinction-based, and if you look at section 35, nothing is said about distinction-based. What the constitution refers to is Indians, Métis and Inuit. There's no such thing as first nations. I mean, it's there—it's the creation of the Canadian government—but it should be more inclusive.
I remember when this government came into power, the main talking point was inclusiveness. At CAP we were so happy to hear these things, but it's inclusive for only certain groups of indigenous people. What we wanted was to make sure that those off reserve, whether they be status or non-status, were also included.
As I'm sure you already know, back in 2016, CAP won a very decisive Supreme Court battle with the Daniels decision, but we haven't seen the federal government move on that decision so far. We did sign, back in December, a political accord. One of the items on the political accord was the ramifications of the Daniels decision, but nothing is moving.
To come back to what you were saying about why they waited this late, I have no idea. I cannot answer that. You'd have to ask the Prime Minister that.