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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2009

Chair: The Honourable JOAN FRASER


Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009 (in camera)

Issue No. 11

First and second (final) meetings on:

(The motion that, in accordance with section 38 of the Nunavut Act, chapter 28 of the Statutes of Canada, 1993, the Senate concur in the June 4, 2008 passage of the Official Languages Act by the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut)

INCLUDING:
THE SEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (identity theft and related misconduct))

and

THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(The motion, that, in accordance with section 38 of the Nunavut Act, chapter 28 of the Statutes of Canada, 1993, the Senate concur in the June 4, 2008 passage of the Official Languages Act by the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut)
(Language Rights in Canada's North: Nunavut's New Official Languages Act)


WITNESSES:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Legislative Assembly of Nunavut:

Honourable Paul Okalik, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Iqaluit West.

Government of Nunavut:

The Honourable Louis Tapardjuk, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, Minister of Languages;

Stéphane Cloutier, Special Adviser;

Kate Darling, Legal Counsel.

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:

Graham Fraser, Commissioner (by video conference);

Johane Tremblay, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Communications;

Pascale Giguère, Acting Director and General Counsel, Legal Affairs Branch.

Association des francophones du Nunavut:

Daniel Cuerrier, Director General.

Office of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut:

Alexina Kublu, Languages Commissioner of Nunavut.

Qikiqtani Inuit Association:

Joe Attagutaaluk, Executive Member;

Navarana Beveridge, Director, Social Policy.

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.:

Laurie Pelly, Legal Counsel.

Department of Justice Canada:

Michael Aquilino, Counsel, Official Languages Law Group;

Jo Anne Lagendyk, Counsel, Canadian Heritage, Legal Services;

Renée Soublière, Senior Counsel and Litigation Coordinator, Official Languages Law Group.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joan Fraser, Chair

The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Bryden, Campbell, *Cowan (or Tardif), Dickson, Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Milne, Raine, Rivest, Wallace, Watt

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Raine replaced the Honourable Senator Angus (June 10, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Milne replaced the Honourable Senator Chaput (June 4, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Banks (June 4, 2009).