Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Marsi. Meegwetch. I'd like to start by recognizing that I'm on the traditional territory of the Wendat and the Anishinabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and many other nations as well.
I'll also take this opportunity to recognize that I probably wouldn't be here if it weren't for an Inuit invention called the kayak. I grew up kayaking at a canoe club. I think it's important to make some space and to talk about the appropriation. As a white kid growing up in Oakville, I got to use an Inuit invention, and I got to travel around the world.
The reason I bring up my sporting past is that I find myself admittedly quite in over my head as we're talking about mining, finance and procurement. I don't mind telling my friends and colleagues in this forum that. My questions are going to be a bit more sociological, if that's okay. Really, my only experience with large mining operations has been in the Far North with a sport for development group, or in West Africa with another sport for development group, because very often these great big companies can afford to invest in really great community infrastructure, sports facilities and sport for development for great community impact.
I'm also the parliamentary secretary for sport, and there's an intersectional value in talking about indigenous sport, how we build community and how we build partnerships with big industry in order to have a great impact. If your communities or institutions have benefited from any of that type of investment, I would ask anybody who has any insight into this to tell us how we can do a better job of investing in community from the ground up, from the grassroots level, for kids and youth and for women and vulnerable people. I'll hand it over to you.