Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 14 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 29, 2016
OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 9:02
a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Lillian Eva
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak,
Dyck, Enverga, Meredith, Moore, Oh, Patterson, Raine, Sinclair and Tannas
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Bovey and Pate
In attendance: Brittany Collier, Analyst, Parliamentary
Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday,
November17, 2016, the committee continued its examination of BillS-3, An Act
to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in
registration). (For complete text of the order of reference, see
proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 13.)
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada:
Joëlle Montminy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual
Candice St-Aubin, Executive Director, Resolution and Individual
Nathalie Nepton, Executive Director, Indian Registration and
Integrated Program Management;
Effie Panousos, Senior Policy Analyst, Treaties and Aboriginal
Department of Justice Canada:
Martin Reiher, General Counsel.
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund:
Kim Stanton, Legal Director;
Krista Nerland, Associate, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP .
Canadian Bar Association:
David Taylor, Executive Member, Aboriginal Law Section;
Gaylene Schellenberg, Lawyer, Legislation and Law Reform.
As an individual:
Pamela D. Palmater, Associate Professor and Chair in Indigenous
Governance, Ryerson University;
Quebec Native Women Inc.:
Viviane Michel, President;
Cynthia Smith, Legal and Policy Analyst Coordinator.
The chair made a statement.
Ms. Montminy made a statement and, together with Ms. St-Aubin, Ms. Nepton,
Ms. Panousos and Mr. Reiher, answered questions.
At 10:03 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 10:11 a.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Stanton made a statement and, together with Ms. Nerland, answered
Ms. Palmater and Ms. McIvor made statements and answered questions.
Mr. Taylor and Ms. Schellenberg made statements and answered questions.
Ms. Michel made a statement and, together with Ms. Smith, answered
At 11:28 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee