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 13, 2016


OTTAWA, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met in camera this day at 9:05 a.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, Enverga, Meredith, Moore, Oh, Patterson, Raine, Sinclair and Tannas (10).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Lankin, P.C. and Pate (2).

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(d), the committee considered a draft agenda (future business).

At 9:15 a.m., pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, February 18, 2016, the committee continued its consideration on best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in First Nation and Inuit communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Northwest Territories. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 3.)

Pursuant to rule 12-16(d), the committee considered a draft report

It was agreed that the draft report as amended be adopted; and

It was agreed that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be empowered to approve the final version of the report, taking into consideration this meeting's discussions, with any necessary editorial, grammatical and translation changes required and that the chair table the report in the Senate at the earliest opportunity.

It was agreed that, pursuant to the order adopted by the Senate on December 7, 2016, the membership of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be increased by one non-voting member chosen from the senators who are not members of a recognized party, to be designated after the usual consultations.

At 10:04 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Mark Palmer

Clerk of the Committee