Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I am going to continue in the same vein as my colleague, Mr. Choquette. He referred to the Mahé affair, which concluded in 1990. There have been several censuses since then, and clearly the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada was not taken seriously in the censuses that followed.
You referred to a legislative requirement. In my opinion, in light of the charter and the ruling handed down in the Mahé case, it is, rather, a legal obligation. The charter grants rights to the rights-holders. The government has a legal obligation to comply.
I want to put the question to you quite directly: are you aware of the Mahé decision and of the obligations the Supreme Court imposed upon you?