INAN Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Robert Bertrand and Todd Russell made statements and, with Robert Groves, answered questions.
At 4:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:25 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Geoff Plant, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, Abel Bosum and Delbert Wapass, made statements and, with Mandy Gull, Sehoneh Masty, Paul Joffe, Brian Craik and Tina Petawabano, answered questions.
At 5:20 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 5:21 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
It was agreed, — That, Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study of food insecurity in rural and remote on-reserve First Nations communities and northern Indigenous communities; that the study take into account, but not be limited to, socioeconomic factors leading to elevated levels of food insecurity, barriers to accessing traditional food sources, prohibitive costs of associated transport, and the nutritional value of available food; that the study be comprised of no fewer than six (6) meetings; and that the Committee report its findings to the House.
It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a preliminary submission for travel to three communities in Northern Quebec, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Fall of 2018 with regard to the Committee’s study on food insecurity in rural and remote on-reserve First Nations communities, and northern Indigenous communities to be submitted to the Subcommittee on Budgets of the Liaison Committee before Friday, May 4, 2018.
At 5:25 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit for five (5) minutes.
At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.