Thank you to our witnesses.
Just to pick up a little bit on the federal role in this, Mr. Walz and Ms. Yonge, would you not agree that some of the federal roles are actually or actively being played out? There's a lot of humane trapping research being done through Environment Canada in Vegreville, Alberta. The government also plays a very major role in the international marketing of furs and seal products and also does advocacy on the international front for that. So I think there is a major federal role in the hunting and trapping industries throughout Canada.
I just wanted to follow up with that, Mr. Walz. You talked about the fact that trapping is rarely seen as a full-time occupation anymore in the Northwest Territories. You also spoke about how critical and important it is for the sustaining of people's families because it's part and parcel of their ability to provide for their families on an ongoing basis.
We had a witness, at one point in time, from the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, and one of the NDP witnesses called for a ban on trapping. I just was hoping you could speak to the effect that would have on some of these families in the Northwest Territories and their ability to provide for their families on an ongoing basis.