Mr. Speaker, there is the B.C. treaty process which was really a creature of the present leader of the Reform Party in B.C. when he was a member of the other government in cabinet. We have to make it work. We have put a lot of money and lot of time into it. That deals with related issues.
The hon. member knows because we have discussed it that on roadblocks all kinds of other issues come in. The roadblock is used per se, almost as a bargaining tool for land, for the Penticton lodge, for all of these things. We have to keep those in the B.C. treaty process or we will destroy a process that we both support. It will not work unless we go to that process.
Specifically on roads, I met with the B.C. minister of transport Jackie Pement for an hour just before question period. We are trying to set up a process where we can work collectively if it is a road issue. If it is a broader issue we are trying to encourage the First Nations to go to the table. Otherwise, if there is success on all
the issues just because there is a roadblock, there will be more roadblocks and the 70 per cent of the First Nations of B.C. at the B.C. table will walk away.