Mr. Speaker, on August 28 the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development issued a statement in which he said:
My colleague, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and I have complementary roles to play in addressing the aspirations of first nations on the east coast.
Two weeks later the minister was touring a museum on the west coast, 6,000 kilometres from the action. I do not believe that the minister of Indian affairs has a complimentary role or one of any other kind.
Would the Prime Minister please confirm for the House that the minister of Indian affairs has no role to play in the Burnt Church crisis?