Notices of Meeting include information about the subject matter to be examined by the committee and date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a list of any witnesses scheduled to appear. The Evidence is the edited and revised transcript of what is said before a committee. The Minutes of Proceedings are the official record of the business conducted by the committee at a sitting.
I have found my question. In the second paragraph of the letter, it says: “Les témoins avaient tous des commentaires élogieux pour le FNCC”. I acknowledge that there was a broad consensus, but the word: “tous” means what it means. I did not hear the witness from the Western Canadian Short Line Railway Association make comments as effusive as the letter gives us to understand.
I just want to raise one issue. It follows up on the testimony we had from the department of—and I'm probably going to get this wrong—Indigenous Services, with Ms. Ferland. I'm not going to read the whole thing, but in part of the exchange, Ms. Ferland referred to the interactive map. Our member, Mr. Doherty, asked if this was information she might be able to provide to the committee in a more concise document, and her response was, “Absolutely.”
Unfortunately, what we got from the department was a map. I think the department needs to provide something more, based on Ms. Ferland's commitment to this committee.
Mr. Doherty asked Ms. Ferland if she could table a national ranking framework with the committee. Her response was, “I don't know if I can provide it by Thursday.” Mr. Doherty then asked if it would be possible at a later date, and she replied, “I will look into it, yes.”
This is the one I meant. It's on the gas tax fund. This is Mr. Doherty again:
Between fiscal years 2014-15 and 2018-19, Indigenous Services Canada allocated $138.7 million of the gas tax fund towards 255 on-reserve infrastructure improvement projects. Are you able to table that information as well as to where those dollars were spent?
The response was, “Yes, we can.”
Again, we got a response that basically referred us to the website and another map.
I would like to request that the committee ask Ms. Ferland to be more comprehensive in fulfilling her commitments before this committee.
There were five different requests for information from the Indigenous Services folks who were before us. The only one they have submitted so far is the map. Yes, we will follow up with the folks from Indigenous Services and ask that this be done, like, yesterday, because that was two weeks ago already. We'd like to have it before the House rises so that the members have that information.