Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 55 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 28, 2019
OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 28, 2019
The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 8:02 a.m., in room C128, Senate of Canada
Building, the chair, the Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Christmas, Coyle, Doyle, Dyck, Francis, McCallum,
McPhedran, Oh, Pate, Patterson, Plett, Sinclair and Tannas (13).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Dalphond (1).
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 Monday, May 27, 2019, the committee began its
examination of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages.
The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister;
Stephen Gagnon, Federal Representative, Indigenous Languages Legislation, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions
The chair made a statement.
Minister Rodriquez made a statement and answered questions.
At 8:57 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 9:02 a.m., the committee resumed and, pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday,
May 16, 2019, the committee began its examination of Bill C-262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in
harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The Honourable Senator Dyck moved:
That the committee hold four public hearings on its examination of Bill C-262.
After debate, the question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following vote: