Proceedings of the Special
Senate Committee on the Arctic
Issue No. 20 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 4, 2019
OTTAWA, Monday, February 4, 2019
The Special Senate Committee on the Arctic met this day at 1:05 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the
Honourable Dennis Glen Patterson, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bovey, Boyer, Coyle, Dasko and Patterson (5).
In attendance: Mark Palmer and Joëlle Nadeau, Procedural Clerks; Sara Fryer and Thai Nguyen, 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 Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the committee
continued its examination of the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants. (For
complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P., Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations.
Inuit Broadcasting Corporation:
Bernadette Dean, President;
Debbie Brisebois, Executive Director.
Neil Christopher, Director and Producer;
Nadia Mike, Producer.
Rhoda Ungalaq, Chairperson;
Ellen Hamilton, Executive Director.
Reneltta Arluk, Artistic Director and Founder (by video conference).
Guillaume Saladin, President, Acrobat, Co-founder and Co-artistic Director;
Jimmy Awa Qamukaq, Vice-President, Acrobat/Clown and Chief Coordinator in Igloolik.
Avataq Cultural Institute:
Rhoda Kokiapik, Executive Director.
Canada Council for the Arts:
Simon Brault, Director and CEO;
Steven Loft, Director.
Canadian Museum of History:
Karen Ryan, Curator, Northern Canada;
Matthew Betts, Curator, Eastern Archaeology;
Jean-Marc Blais, Director General.
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada: