The instruments are different, for example. When Canada is up for review before CERD, they're looking at all of their protections on the elimination of racial discrimination. At those reviews, Canada sends the Department of Canadian Heritage, which leads the reviews with support. Sometimes the Department of Justice is there, and sometimes provincial bodies. Those reviews include so many issues. Racial discrimination, for example, includes a lot of issues—migrant workers, immigration detention, the policing of African Canadians—so as indigenous peoples, we're fighting for our time. The committee does often respond, but we're fighting for space when we're looking at very broad issues.
This periodic review would be specific on indigenous peoples. It would be looking at the UN declaration. It wouldn't be international people who sometimes are viewed as separate from Canada, but it would be our members of Parliament, who are elected to represent Canada's interests. It would have that greater Canadian context and focus.