Thank you, Chair.
Indeed we're onto the fruitful piece of the day's meetings. I appreciate that some of the questions have put you in a position between a rock and a hard place. Nonetheless, it's important that the committee ask them.
I'm going to paraphrase a bit of everything we've heard today. Invariably the committee will go back to Ottawa and carefully review all of the testimony, because there has been a lot. I've been taking notes as diligently as possible to make sure I have an accurate reflection of what's been said.
I do know that Yukon first nations are still here and are indeed engaged in this discussion and are listening to this. I think right now they're absorbing what you've articulated and they will indeed have an opportunity to comment on it. I think all committee members look forward to that.
I think the grand chief presented her concerns well today. I think all the chiefs did. They outlined them clearly for us to review. They very clearly articulated that the clause on timelines, the clause on adequacy, the clause on binding policy direction, and the clause on delegated authority should all be removed. In fact, Deputy Chief Olsen, on the issue of timelines, said they wouldn't provide any benefit to industry. We're hearing very polarized comments on that one piece.
In summary, I didn't hear—although, I think we'd love to hear it, if it were expressed—an invitation to meet and talk about those four pieces again. I did hear very clearly talk about removal of those four pieces. Ms. Rippin Armstrong said she has indication that there is a possibility to discuss those four pieces.
Ms. Rippin Armstrong, what level of indication have you received that first nations are indeed very interested in discussing those four pieces? Are there specifics that you can recommend to the committee? I do appreciate it would have been a great question to ask the first nations. I'm sorry that we don't have the opportunity right this second, but I think we can afford that, because they are listening, so we'll get some comments on this.
From your point of view, as an industry stakeholder in this, what have you heard that would indicate there is definitely room to move on the timeline and adequacy pieces, that you could help us with?