Mr. Speaker, in accordance with section 192 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, I am tabling before Parliament, in both official languages, the annual report of the Correctional Investigator for 2005-06.
The Correctional Investigator raises many important issues. We are committed to reviewing and considering these recommendations.
Having said that, I wish to emphasize that I find there is no empirical evidence to systemic discrimination against aboriginals in the corrections system. I visited personally a number of federal institutions and have spent time with aboriginals themselves, individually and in groups. I am confident in the professionalism of the people who work for Correctional Service Canada.
Canada's new government is committed to ensuring an effective and fair federal corrections system that protects Canadians as the overarching priority.