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Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  I'll just mention that, in terms of results, we talked about the 16,000 houses, the long-term drinking water issues. You're right that there are also the ones that are at risk, the vulnerable ones, so we're trying to be ahead of the curve on this one. We built up more than 74 n

June 4th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  We'll have to follow up with the answers.

June 4th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  There are more than thousands of them, so, of course, it's a complex issue and each of them needs a specific approach, and that's what we're doing. We identified the ones who are at risk. Our approach is getting more and more sophisticated. At the beginning, everybody focused on

June 4th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  As you know, this addition to the federal gas tax fund came at budget time, so very late in the year. In the department, we reviewed all the projects that were already on our lists and that were ready. There were seven projects, if I remember correctly. We allocated the additio

June 4th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Daniels stated, if I remember well, that all those indigenous people fell under section 91(24), which is a legislative authority that the federal government legislates for the Indian.... It doesn't mean that programs that are specifically for first nations, Inuit, or Métis will s

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  The ones who are under grants can do that.

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  As far as I remember, the ones who are under grants—and I will check just in case I was wrong—receive core funding that includes social assistance. That means they have the capacity to reallocate or spend in a different way if they want.

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  You're right. We're hearing from chiefs and from communities that would like to use social assistance differently. The grants or self-government, of course, would give them that flexibility. We have been engaging with first nations on a review of social assistance and how we can

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Yes, it's probably 26% to 28%.

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  I think it's increasing on the executive side a bit, which is encouraging. It varies from place to place. What we're trying to do now is to have a targeted approach. What I mean is that if I look at my regions in Ontario, it's 50%, so it's significant. Other regions are lower, o

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  The majority of my employees are in regions. Given the division of labour, if you want, between both of us, the majority of my employees are in regions. That is probably—I don't have the exact numbers—close to two-thirds, so that's quite significant. My expectation is that it's

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Unfortunately, there are no programs encouraging people to speak indigenous languages at the office per se. We encourage our indigenous employees who work with indigenous communities to speak their own language. We have that, and we see that.

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  We have programs where we do a recruitment process that is targeted to indigenous people. We don't necessarily link—

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  I cannot have an exemption from the official languages policy. What we have been trying to do and to risk-manage is to hire those people and send them on French training, to make sure that in two years they will meet the requirements. We do our best, but we have legal obligatio

May 14th, 2019Committee meeting

Jean-François Tremblay