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View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Madam Chair.
As I did earlier, I'll ask my questions in French.
Ms. Weeks, you also have access to the interpretation, don't you?
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you.
I was the NDP housing critic for a number of years. I toured across Canada in that capacity. I went to Nunavik with my colleague, Romeo Saganash. What you described earlier, a situation where 14 people live in a two-bedroom house with mouldy bathrooms, I saw with my own eyes. I know that this is happening across Canada.
I also heard last week from chiefs in southern Ontario, one of the richest regions in Canada, that there was no drinking water in their communities because the water purification system was too old. I was stunned to hear that.
As a result, the living conditions in the north and in other places are difficult for indigenous peoples, including Inuit.
The government recently introduced a housing strategy. I think that it's the beginning of a strategy. It's still missing some things, such as an indigenous housing strategy.
Ms. Pokiak, I want to know what you and your group could recommend to the government. The government tells us that an indigenous housing strategy is forthcoming. This includes Inuit housing, of course. What could the government include in an indigenous housing strategy to lift Inuit women out of poverty?
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
There's a serious lack of housing, first of all, and social housing. The places where I went, at least, had 95% social housing. It's clearly not enough to build one or two houses per village each year.
You said something else that struck me. When seniors are sent to live in residential facilities thousands of kilometres from home, it reminds them a great deal of residential schools. It brings back trauma.
You're asking the government to build shelters for senior women. I suppose the shelters are also for young women. In addition, you're asking the government to build facilities where seniors who want help can receive it. You're talking about 24-hour care.
In terms of women's shelters, I was thinking more along the lines of shelters for young women. We often hear that young women don't want to move to shelters far from home because they risk losing their children. However, you reminded me that senior women also need shelters adapted to their situation.
Do you have any comments on this?
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Okay, thank you.
I first want to ask the clerk whether each party can send written questions to Ms. Weeks. We were unable to ask her any questions earlier.
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you.
My question is for Ms. Tamblyn Watts.
As you know, I'm replacing Irene Mathyssen today. A few years ago, Ms. Mathyssen proposed a national seniors strategy. Her proposals and the proposals in your report entitled “The FACES of Canada's Seniors” have a great deal in common with regard to financial security, violence prevention, health care and housing.
However, I don't know whether your report contains one of Ms. Mathyssen's specific proposals, which was to create a seniors advocate position. In this proposal in your report? If not, would this be a good recommendation for the committee?
Seniors, especially single women, often don't know whom to approach.
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
Good morning. Thank you for being here.
My questions are in the same vein as the previous questions.
First, I would like to obtain a clarification about what Mr. Beaudoin was saying earlier. I believe it was about reports that are required from provinces. The 2018 wildfire season will surely be as devastating as the others. Unfortunately, climate change causes a lot of problems.
What types of questions are asked? According to what I understood, you consult local groups, councils and local villages, but how does this work, exactly? Does the province put its own questions to local groups? Does the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development suggest questions to the provinces? I would like to know more about the process.
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
I am talking about the reports concerning what happened in 2017 that aim to improve the evacuation program for the 2018 season, and to strengthen prevention.
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Yes, I expect it would.
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Does some of what you learn from those experiences come from the information provided by groups in the field, in the indigenous villages and reserves?
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
My next question is about prevention. My colleague Ms. Jolibois told me that $26 million is available for prevention, for all of Canada. That is not a huge sum.
I would like to know whether Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada has put in place processes to develop partnerships. The last questions I heard were about partnerships between communities.
I would also like to know what your department's responsibilities are for remote communities with whom partnerships cannot be established.
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Take a location like Pelican Narrows, in northern Saskatchewan. There aren't many communities nearby, and there certainly aren't any fire trucks.
Even though there are agreements, there is no infrastructure, and this makes things more difficult. There may be fire trucks in villages that are an hour away from Pelican Narrows, but everything can burn to the ground before they get there.
What can Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada do in such situations?
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Good morning, ladies. Thank you for being here.
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Nunavik with my colleague Romeo Saganash. We visited five Inuit villages and a Cree village, so I saw the situation with my own eyes. It really affected me.
I remember two homes we visited in Whapmagoostui where the bathroom was black with mould. The home must have been shared by 14 people. As you said earlier, it is difficult for children to study in such an environment; there is no space. I understand how this may lead to mental health issues and violence. Housing is at the root of many things.
In Salluit, we talked to a woman who was the only wage earner in her household. Nine people lived in her home, and her weekly grocery bill was $1,000. You don't become wealthy like that.
You really emphasized the lack of housing. You said that population growth is forcing you to catch up in that area. Homes are being built, but you are unable to catch up because the population is growing. You also said that young people have more difficulty obtaining housing.
How long does an individual whose name is on a waiting list have to wait before they get a home?
That is my first question.
View Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet Profile
NDP (QC)
What is the average wait time for housing?
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