Mr. Speaker, once again the Conservatives are ignoring one of Canada's most shameful situations.
We saw the extent of poverty in first nations when the NDP visited Attawapiskat last fall. Now, after visiting aboriginal communities in Canada, the UN food rapporteur has said that he has seen “very desperate conditions and people who are in extremely dire straits”, yet the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs refused to meet with him when he came to Ottawa.
How can this minister continue to deny there is a problem? Will he wake up and act on the rapporteur's recommendations?