Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 54 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 16, 2019
OTTAWA, Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 1 p.m., in room C128, Senate of Canada
Building, the deputy chair, the Honourable Scott Tannas, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Coyle, Dyck, Francis, Klyne, LaBoucane-Benson,
Lovelace Nicholas, McCallum, McPhedran, Ngo, Pate, Patterson and Tannas (12).
In attendance: Brittany Collier and Marlisa Tiedemann, Analysts, 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, May 2, 2019, the committee continued its
examination of the subject matter of those elements contained in Division 25 of Part 4 of Bill C-97, An Act to
implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures.
Ermineskin Cree Nation:
Craig Makinaw, Chief.
Onion Lake Cree Nation:
Okimaw Henry Lewis, Chief.
Scott Serson, former Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada;
Veldon Coburn, Faculty member, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University.
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: