Thank you very much. I'll be brief.
First of all, I want to make it clear that everybody in the territories is on the front line of climate change. We're seeing lots of evidence of it. It's affecting lots of ways of life and it's going to start affecting infrastructure. The reality is quite different from what you experience here and we are going to need lots of resources in the way of both supports and dollars in order to address it.
We've just looked at one risk: permafrost. The decay, just on public infrastructure, will be in the order of $1.3 billion, which is huge for a little jurisdiction of 42,000 people. Neither the communities nor the territorial government has the ability to absorb those sorts of additional costs.
We're in the process of studying it and we've given you some additional materials that speak to that, but I want to stress the importance of this issue for all our members and all the residents of the NWT.