Thank you, Mr. Chair.
As a new member of this committee, I'm getting a little confused. Diabetes Canada is here on behalf of the Conservatives, who've asked them to come as witnesses, and now they're kind of scolding us for asking questions.
The submission that Diabetes Canada has made is not clear. I'm sure they also represent the disability promoters. That's something new. I didn't know they did that. I don't know if we have that in Northwest Territories, which I represent. Diabetes is very widespread amongst aboriginal people. My mother was diabetic. Almost everyone in my family is diabetic. I'm not there yet, but with the pattern that has established itself, I'm sure at some point it is something that will challenge me.
I'm also stuck for questions for everybody else, because most of the presenters don't have a presence in Northwest Territories.
The Canadian Nurses Association has really done a lot of good work in my riding. I'm very happy for some of the efforts that you've put in to try to get nurse practitioners in the north. They've done so much good in that area.
I think I'm the only MP who lives in a small aboriginal community. I never in my life have seen a doctor twice in a row. Every doctor flies in and leaves. We have a very tight schedule. They come in once every two weeks, or sometimes once a month. Nurse practitioners are doing a lot of good.
The issue of disability promoters and such is very concerning. I want to ask the Canadian Nurses Association if you think our government should form an advisory committee to work on this whole issue to make sure it's clear, to get to the root of some of the discussion that's happening. It's not something that I take lightly, and I think we need to do more work in that area.
Can you maybe tell us what your opinion is on it?