Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Issue 54 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 16, 2019


OTTAWA, Thursday, May 16, 2019
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[English]

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.

WITNESSES:

Ermineskin Cree Nation:

Craig Makinaw, Chief.

Onion Lake Cree Nation:

Okimaw Henry Lewis, Chief.

As individuals:

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:

Daniel Watson, Deputy Minister;

Jean-Pierre Morin, Departmental Historian, Strategic Policy Directorate.

Indigenous Services Canada:

Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister;

François Masse, Director General, Strategic Policy, Cabinet and Parliamentary Affairs.

The deputy chair made a statement.

Mr. Makinaw and Mr. Lewis each made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:47 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 1:53 p.m., the committee resumed.

At 1:55 p.m., the chair, the Honourable Lillian Dyck, took the chair.

Mr. Serson and Mr. Coburn each made a statement and answered questions.

At 2:36 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:58 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Watson and Mr. Tremblay each made a statement and answered questions.

At 3:34 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 3:53 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Watson and Mr. Tremblay continued to answer questions.

At 4:28 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Mireille K. Aubé
Clerk of the Committee