Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 15 - Minutes of Proceedings - December 7, 2016
OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 6:51
p.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Lillian Eva
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak,
Dyck, Lovelace Nicholas, Martin, Meredith, Moore, Ngo, Oh, Patterson, Raine,
Sinclair and Tannas (12).
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Lankin, P.C.,
Omidvar and Watt (3).
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,
November 17, 2016, the committee continued its examination of Bill S-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.)
It was agreed that senators' staff be permitted to remain in the room
during the in camera portion of the meeting.
It was agreed that the committee allow the transcription of the in camera
portion of today's meeting, that one copy be kept in the office of the clerk
of the committee for consultation by committee members present or by the
committee analyst; and that the transcript be destroyed by the clerk when
authorized to do so by the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, but no
later than at the end of this parliamentary session.
Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft agenda
After debate, it was agreed that the committee send a letter to the
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada regarding the committee's
deliberations on Bill S-3.
It was agreed that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be empowered
to approve the final version of the letter taking into consideration today's
discussion and with any necessary editorial, grammatical or translation
changes as required.
At 8:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee