Mr. Speaker, previously a member talked about having had the band's approval for entering into this framework agreement. Does everybody understand the law?
The B.C. Native Women's Society certainly does. It understands the implications of this law and opposes it. The society speaks for women and children, not just in B.C. but right across Canada.
The status quo creates desperation as people look for anything that might help them out of the situation they are in. When this bill was presented, as it has been consistently by the Liberal government as the best answer to the problems besetting natives, who spoke for the opposition to this bill?
Would the member comment on what has happened in the area of Canada he represents? Do people hear both sides of the debate?