My question is to Chief Poitras as well.
I'm very interested in the obstacles to indigenous participation in public procurement.
The government operations committee tabled a report on this subject. It was broader than just indigenous procurement. The study was on modernizing federal procurement for small and medium-sized enterprises, women-owned enterprises and indigenous-owned enterprises.
What was quite common in the testimony at that committee was that the obstacles to participation in government procurement were very similar between any small and medium-sized enterprise and those owned by indigenous shareholders or women-run enterprises. They all said that federal procurement is absolutely, horrifically complicated and difficult. This has spanned governments. This is not new.
I wonder if you could identify for this committee some of the very specific obstacles indigenous-owned enterprises have in participating in public procurement.