Proceedings of the Special
Senate Committee on the Arctic

Issue No. 24 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 1, 2019 (afternoon meeting)


OTTAWA, Monday, April 1, 2019
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[English]

The Special Senate Committee on the Arctic met this day at 1:02 p.m., in room B30, Senate of Canada Building, the chair, the Honourable Dennis Glen Patterson, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Anderson, Bovey, Coyle, Eaton and Patterson (5).

In attendance: Sara Fryer and Thai Nguyen, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official stenographers of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, the committee continued its study 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.)

WITNESSES:

As individuals:

Maribeth S. Murray, Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America and Professor, University of Calgary.

Adam Lajeunesse, Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Canadian Arctic Marine Security, Mulroney Institute of Government, St. Francis Xavier University.

International Arctic Science Committee (IASC):

Larry Hinzman, President (by video conference).

Hutchins Legal Inc.:

Peter W. Hutchins, Lawyer;

Robin Campbell, Lawyer.

Aqqiumavvik Society:

Shirley Tagalik, Director.

As individuals:

Claudio Aporta, Director, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University (by video conference);

Karla Jessen Williamson, Assistant Professor, Ed Foundations, University of Saskatchewan.

Fisheries Joint Management Committee:

Gerald Inglangasuk, Inuvialuit Member;

Burton Ayles, Canada Member.

Indigenous Leadership Initiative:

Valérie Courtois, Director.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Lajeunesse, Mr. Murray and Mr. Hinzman made statements and answered questions.

At 2 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:09 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Hutchins and Ms. Campbell made statements and answered questions.

At 2:50 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:54 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Aporta, Ms. Tagalik and Ms. Williamson made statements and answered questions.

At 4:03 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:09 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Inglangasuk, Mr. Ayles and Ms. Courtois made statements and answered questions.

At 5:03 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon
Acting Clerk of the Committee