Madam Speaker, I learned about the important value of listening. We learn that every day in our function as members of Parliament representing our ridings.
Travelling the country listening to those in first nations, Inuit and Métis communities, I was struck by the fact of how diverse those viewpoints were, and how sometimes ineffective one felt in terms of being able to address them, and address them quickly.
Still, I learned about the value of actually being there, being attentive and listening to those concerns, and lending an ear to people who had been hitherto shunned by consecutive governments for literally centuries in this country.
Is the work ongoing? Absolutely it is. Will it be solved tomorrow? Absolutely it will not. Is this work fundamental and is doing it in a peaceful manner, as articulated by the member, critical? Absolutely it is.