Thank you, Madam Chair.
Thank you to both of you for your presence today. It's very well appreciated. Your comments are extremely important for our work on this proposed legislation. I wholeheartedly agree that this Bill C-262 is important for reconciliation, as you said, Brenda, and critical as well.
I believe that, because there is no precedent around the world for this kind of legislation, it is a framework legislation. There is no precedent. In that sense, it will allow Canada to, as you said, come back to the forefront in the protection of and respect for indigenous peoples' fundamental rights. Thank you to both of you for your comments.
I want to start with you, Brenda. You spoke about this bill and its provision on periodic reporting. That provision comes from previous federal legislation that was adopted back in 1976, I believe. For the implementation act of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, we had a similar provision. For the next 25 years, the minister had to report to Parliament.
Do you see a difference between this periodic reporting that's provided for in Bill C-262 and the kind of periodic reporting that Canada has to do with respect to its international obligations?