Thank you very much.
First, I want to thank the committee again for hearing from the families. I think it really changed a lot. It really is important to hear from them. A couple of the families that we had heard before were unable to come in December. Their story is one of this not being taken seriously, the investigation not being taken seriously, or the disappearance of young women being labelled as inevitable, and they didn't see a search happening, didn't see anybody really looking. I think one of the stepdad's we heard from in October said that they didn't even talk to him, so who did they talk to. I think there was a feeling of breakdown in trust.
What you've described here in terms of your recommendations.... We don't have very much time left in this committee, so we really would love you to tell us what you want to see in our report.
Police accountability obviously you'd like in the report, but that's sort of after the fact.
Obviously, the relationship is broken in these places. What would be your recommendation to repair the relationship? What kinds of things would communities have to do to build back a trusting relationship because of what has happened?
The other piece is we've heard that people aren't out on the Highway of Tears for no reason. Maybe they're fleeing domestic abuse, but we've even heard that some young girls are out there fleeing abuse of foster care. It's not just doctor's appointments. Did you hear anything about foster care?
Also, we would like you to help us by saying what you'd like in the report, and how you would repair the relationship, because that's very much the substance of your report.