Ms. Jean Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan, NDP): Mr. Speaker, that sounds like the dog ate my homework excuse.
The department's nominal role process for first nations students is usually complete in February. It is now June and the school year is almost over. The department has been forced to send letters to school boards asking them not to charge interest to first nations for tuition. If this were not so serious, it would be just plain embarrassing.
Why is this process still not complete?