Madam Speaker, I thank the hon. minister for her presentation.
I will paint a picture because there has been a lot of talk about reconciliation and we are getting lost in the details. We agree on the fact that we are at least 150 years behind and I am not even talking about the Indian Act, which sets us back even further. That legislation is absolutely racist and when we talk about systemic racism, we are talking about the Indian Act.
That being said, I would like to ask the minister a question while we are talking about lagging behind.
Today, at the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, we were talking about the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet peoples. I agree that this is urgent, but there are 634 first nations in Canada and we are negotiating fishing rights on a case-by-case basis.
I would like to know what the minister's timeline is when it comes to all these urgent requests for all the indigenous communities in Canada.