Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 23 - Minutes of Proceedings - September 28, 2012
EDMONTON, Friday, September 28, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day, at 9
a.m., in the Sutton Place Hotel, in the Rutherford Room, the chair, the
Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators
Ataullahjan, Dyck, Raine, St. Germain, P.C., and Sibbeston (5).
In attendance: Shauna Troniak, Analyst, Parliamentary Information
and Research Service, Library of Parliament; and Ceri Au, Communications
Officer, Communications Directorate.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday,
March 28, 2012, the committee continued its consideration on the evolving
legal and political recognition of the collective identity and rights of the
Métis in Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see
proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 14.)
Métis Nation of Alberta:
Aaron Barner, Senior Executive Officer.
Lorne Gladu, Chief Executive Officer.
As an individual:
Catherine Bell, Professor of Law.
Aboriginal Metis Citizens Alliance of Canada:
Garry Boudreau, President;
Brenda Blyan, Metis citizen.
The Honourable Senator Dyck moved that television coverage of the meeting
The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.
Mr. Barner and Mr. Gladu each made a statement and, together, answered
At 10:04 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 10:12 a.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Bell made a statement and answered questions.
At 10:43 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 10:46 a.m., the committee resumed.
Ms Blyan made a statement and, together with Mr. Boudreau, answered
At 11:12 a.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of
Clerk of the Committee