Thank you, Minister.
As you know, there was a report in 2012 with respect to caribou that required a report in October 2017. On this file the provinces are the lead, but of course the federal government has responsibilities under the species at risk legislation to ensure that biodiversity, and in this case, the caribou herds within Canada are being put on a sustainable footing on a go-forward basis.
The minister met recently with all the ministers in Canada. Caribou was one of the topics that was discussed at some significant length. I subsequently have travelled to pretty much every relevant jurisdiction with respect to this file to meet with provincial ministers and stakeholders to discuss the work they are doing to allow us to provide a report that will discuss the status of caribou in Canada and provide realistic pathways to ensure that the herds in Canada are put on a sustainable footing. This is very much a collaborative exercise with the provinces. The provinces have the lead, as I said, but the federal government certainly has a role to play and we are expending significant time, resources, and effort to ensure that we get a good outcome in October.