Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.
The minister has a responsibility to disclose his views on the Nisga'a treaty, yet he sat here during three days of questions and did not answer any of them.
This treaty creates a new Nisga'a state in the heart of British Columbia. The Nisga'a government will have absolute power in 14 constitutional areas and the Nisga'a can grant civil rights based on ethnicity.
This same minister has refused to grant Quebec these same powers, and rightly so. Why has he caved in on the Nisga'a treaty?