Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question. I know Mr. Smith very well and respect his quality as a constitutional adviser to two premiers of British Columbia.
The facts are that the Nisga'a treaty involves a delegation of power, but it cannot override the constitutional division of power, section 91 and section 92, and the two levels of government they have created. It does not create a third level of government. The Nisga'a never asked for this, but it does not in any case so create.