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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 143
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 8:06 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Julie Dabrusin, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
• Erin Virgint, Analyst
Assembly of First Nations
• Perry Bellegarde, National Chief
• Roger Jones, Special Advisor to the National Chief, Languages Act
As an individual
• Dwight Newman, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights, University of Saskatchewan
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
• Richard Marceau, Vice-President, External Affairs and General Counsel
• Allyson Grant, Director, Government Relations and Ottawa Public Affairs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages.

Perry Bellegarde made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:05 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 6:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:51 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 7:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:21 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Dwight Newman, Richard Marceau and Allyson Grant made statements.

Dwight Newman and Richard Marceau answered questions.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the Committee’s routine motion regarding the questioning of witnesses, Hunter Tootoo be given time to question the witnesses.

At 8:06 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Kenza Gamassi
Committee Clerk