Yes, I understand. Unless I am mistaken the Department of Industry establishes the priorities for the census questions. This is what we were told by a Statistics Canada representative who came before the committee. He said that Statistics Canada receives its directives and guidance from the Department of Industry, and that afterwards Statistics Canada uses scientific criteria to examine whether things apply or not.
Like all of my colleagues, I have some serious concerns. The Mahé ruling says quite clearly that we are not complying with the law at this time. We do not know the exact number of rights-holders, and that has some very serious consequences for minority communities. Consequently I think that what my colleagues want to hear is that the Department of Industry will as a priority give Statistics Canada the directive to refocus its efforts so that we respect the law.
Am I mistaken, Mr. Shute?