First, I'd like to thank the witnesses for being here today and, of course, it's always nice to see my colleagues.
My questions are for Mr. Byers.
I really appreciate what you were talking about in terms of Regina. I represent Winnipeg Centre, and 70% of the shelterless community, of course, is indigenous. Currently, my community has very similar demographics. You talked about, again, “nothing about us without us”. I think I'm agreeing with you in that we are the best at finding solutions for ourselves, understanding our histories and where we come from, so I just want to say that I really appreciate that.
This government promised to release a distinction-based first nations, Inuit and Métis housing strategy, but unfortunately we're still waiting. It was recommended by two of our witnesses at our last meeting that an urban indigenous housing strategy should be developed—something that has not happened. Do you believe that this is needed? What type of funding do you believe would be required to ensure that such a strategy would be sustainable and successful?
I know that Madame Bindu Bonneau spoke about how it's great to have the infrastructure, but where are the operational costs? Can you expand on that, please, Mr. Byers?