Hon. Stephen Owen (Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, native people across the country have had opportunities to express their concerns, their support and protests against Bill C-7.
This is a normal legislative process. Hundreds of witnesses have been heard by the aboriginal affairs committee of the House. I think all of our congratulations and sympathies should go out to the members of that committee who have spent long hours night after night considering this extremely important legislation.
It will be passed in due course with amendments as suggested, as this House decides. Regulations will also be--
Subtopic: Aboriginal Affairs