Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples
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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Issue 15 - Minutes of Proceedings - December 7, 2016


OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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[English]

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 Dyck, presiding.

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 (future business).

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.

ATTEST:

Mark Palmer

Clerk of the Committee