Hon. Bernard Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, CPC)
Mr. Speaker, as I said yesterday, we welcome this report and we thank the committee for its work.
Our government understands that economic development is essential to improving the living conditions of aboriginal peoples. Since the beginning of our mandate, we have taken steps to improve the living conditions of first nations by giving them the means to fully benefit from Canada's economic prosperity. We also created the first nations job fund and made investments to improve the education system, and we will continue in that vein.
Subtopic: Aboriginal Affairs