Mr. Speaker, my question is quite simple. Why are the criteria created for first nations so much more stringent than those for other Canadians?
The former auditor general pointed out, years ago, that one of the main problems facing first nations band councils was their duty to fill out tons of paperwork. This proposed solution would actually make things worse.
How can our Conservative colleague justify asking for even more information when—as confirmed by the former auditor general—government officials do not even examine the documents they already receive?