Thank you very much for the question.
Just to quickly put it into context, no federal legislation other than the.... Let me just be sure of my title. Since 1978, no federal legislation was actually put in place to give effect to the James Bay agreement, and it was just in a general manner. That is the James Bay and Northern Quebec Native Claims Settlement Act of 1977. On that note, though, in the event that the recommendations cannot be made, yes, we do recommend that separate legislation be put in place to at least give credence to those representative mechanisms.
I just would like to point out that Quebec's Environment Quality Act already recognizes those particular representative and participatory mechanisms and so can serve as an immediate example of what can be done within the CEAA. That exists already in the province of Quebec. If that can't be done within the act, then yes, federal legislation would be useful.
The point is that the JBNQA is an agreement that is protected by the Constitution of 1982. So whatever happens, CEAA must be made to clearly respect those provisions in the act, full stop.
I hope that answers your question.