Thank you, Madam Chair.
Thank you, Mr. Leblanc, and welcome to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
As you mentioned, Minister, a lot of us are in communities that depend on the fisheries and oceans economically and recreationally. Also, in my riding, as in yours, which is just below mine, I have four first nation communities, and you have a couple in yours, along the same coast, that also depend on the fisheries for economic and ceremonial purposes as well as for food. One of the proposed changes to the act is a requirement that the traditional knowledge of indigenous people will be considered in habitat decisions.
Could you elaborate on what traditional knowledge is and its importance in further reconciliation?