Mr. Speaker, my question is to the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, regarding the same issue of the Upper Nicola Band.
The matter of grievance is definitely in the federal area of responsibility. A major confrontation is taking place. Nearly 200 First Nations people are on site this afternoon. There is bound to be violence on that blockade if action is not taken.
Will the parliamentary secretary ask the minister to involve himself personally, go out to the site and attempt to resolve these critical issues before violence occurs?