Madam Speaker, I was absolutely horrified by what I was seeing there, but as a member of Parliament who had the ability to travel there, I wanted to see it for myself and talk to the people themselves. I have always said that I would be the one who would go there to listen and hear them. While the member can talk about federal inaction, I am a part of that federal government, the Liberal government. I was there looking for solutions and talking with my ministers the whole way.
A lot of the discussions that most people are not privy to have been ongoing with our government. I know I have not quite been a member of Parliament a year, but this is important to me. I want all my colleagues to be allies in moving forward on how we can solve years and years, if not centuries, of reconciliation on which we need to move forward. I ask colleagues to help me as a Mi'kmaq and to help us by ensuring they are part of the solution as well.