Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson: Honourable senators, my question is to the government leader in the Senate.
Senator Harder, on October 22, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated welcomed the release of the Nunavut Inuit Labour Force Analysis report done by ESDC. NTI president Aluki Kotierk stated that one of the most striking pieces of information coming out of NILFA is that large numbers of Inuit are available and interested in government employment but are not currently being identified and trained.
Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson: I’d like to welcome the minister. I also thank you for the recent announcement of the creation of an Arctic region for the Coast Guard. This is very welcomed in the North and now you have to do the same with DFO.