Mr. Speaker, ending the blockades is fundamental to any negotiation or conflict resolution. If people would withdraw from the railway lines, we could start discussing the real issues.
At present, too many people in our ridings are worried about their supplies and the survival of their businesses. It has become impossible to focus on indigenous matters because these people are currently dealing with other concerns that are much more important in their minds.
I am not denying or minimizing the importance of indigenous issues, but I am saying that the current crisis has created so many other concerns that it is no longer possible to speak solely about the indigenous crisis.