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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Third Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2010

Chair: The Honourable NANCY RUTH

Monday, November 29, 2010

Issue No. 7

First meeting on:

Bill C-3, An Act to promote gender equity in Indian registration by responding to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia decision in McIvor v. Canada (Registrar of Indian and Northern Affairs)


Third meeting on:

The role that the Government of Canada may play in supporting the promotion and protection of women's rights in Afghanistan after Canada has ended its combat operations in 2011


The Honourable John Duncan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency


Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Roy Gray, Director, Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector;

Brenda Kustra, Director General, Regional Operations Sector.

Department of Justice Canada:

Martin Reiher, Senior Counsel.

Canadian International Development Agency:

Françoise Ducros, Vice-President, Afghanistan Task Force;

James Melanson, Director General, Afghanistan Task Force.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police:

Assistant Commissioner Graham Muir, Canadian Police Commander, Afghanistan, June 2009-June 2010;

Constable Marie-Josée Fournier, Toronto Police Service, EUPOL, Afghanistan, Gender/Human Rights Section, November 2009-August 2010.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

Gordon Venner, Assistant Deputy Minister, Afghanistan, Middle East and Maghreb;

Adrian Norfolk, Director, Policy and Advocacy Division/Afghanistan Task Force.

Canadian Bar Association:

Christopher Devlin, Executive Member, National Aboriginal Law Section (by videoconference).

As individuals:

Larry Chartrand, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa;

Charlene Desrochers.


The Honourable Nancy Ruth, Chair

The Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Baker, P.C., Brazeau, *Cowan (or Tardif), Hubley, Kochhar, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Zimmer

* Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)