Minister, thank you for being here today.
I appreciate your comments and your approach to your role as minister. As a member of indigenous caucus I'm particularly interested in all the good work you're doing to increase access and reduce the overrepresentation of indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system. I'm wondering if you could describe for us briefly the aboriginal courtwork program, why you believe this funding is important, and how it will improve access to justice. Then I have two other questions.