It’s not the first time we’ve said it. We have a federal program that has been in place since 1991. However, already 10 years after its creation, a number of Mr. McCaffrey’s colleagues, including his predecessors, decried the program, criticized it and finally agreed that it was designed to fail from the outset.
I therefore believe that at this stage, this demonstration is no longer necessary. We know that this program should instead be a legislative framework, as in the case of other police forces in the country, and that it should be adequately funded according to need. It is important to state this here.
I think the federal government must go as far as it can to provide these bases for all our nations and communities. Having said that, I want to emphasize once again that the provincial level also has a responsibility.