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.