Mr. Speaker, the history of the leadership and democratic rights of women in this country developed long after the male population had achieved those things.
When the first women were elected to the House of Commons it was decades after the House was created.
The true reality of the Indian Act and the relationship that we have with aboriginal people throughout the country has brought the archaic structure of the Indian Act to light. I think this bill brings forth the fact that aboriginal women and children must have their rights thoroughly respected. It is time.