Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 22 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 16, 2017 (morning meeting)
OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 9:03 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the
chair, the Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Doyle, Dyck, Enverga, Lankin, P.C., Lovelace
Nicholas, Patterson and Sinclair (6).
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
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.)
As an individual:
Mary Eberts, co-author of Matrimonial Property on Reserve.
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto:
Emilie Lahaie, Staff Lawyer.
Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC):
Francyne Joe, President;
Lynne Groulx, Executive Director;
Kim Wakeford, Policy Advisor.
Indigenous Bar Association:
Drew Lafond, Director.
The chair made a statement.
Ms. Gehl, Ms. Lahaie and Ms. Eberts each made a statement and, together with Mr. Gehl, answered questions.
At 10:06 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 10:14 a.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Joe, Ms. Groulx and Mr. Lafond made statements and, together with Ms. Wakeford, answered questions.
At 11:06 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Acting Clerk of the Committee