Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 15 - Minutes of Proceedings - December 13, 2016
OTTAWA, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Lankin, P.C. and
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
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
At 10:04 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee