Mr. Speaker, for the minister's information, England was not the only country they visited, and Ovide Mercredi was not travelling alone either. The chief of Quebec's First Nations and his delegation were with him. Together they visited several European countries. As for Queen Victoria's statue, it was no doubt more sensitive to aboriginal issues than the minister.
Since the report was tabled, the First Nations have repeatedly solicited a meeting with the Prime Minister.
Why does his government keep refusing to talk with the First Nations and to meet them before the next federal election?