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Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

[Recorded by Electronic Apparatus]



     Hello, everybody. Welcome to INAN, the indigenous and northern affairs committee.
    We're on unceded Algonquin territory here in Ottawa. At a time when Canada is finally dealing with truth and reconciliation in a sincere and proactive manner, it's important for us to recognize the lands that we're on and the history we've gone through and that we are building together in a more positive Canada.
    We have a couple of jobs to do before we get into the fire study.
     We have a change in our vice-chair. I'll turn it over to our clerk. He will be conducting the election.
    Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the second vice-chair must be a member of an opposition party other than the official opposition.
    I am now prepared to receive a motion for the second vice-chair.
    Mr. Vandal.
    I move that Rachel Blaney be nominated.
    It has been moved by Dan Vandal that Rachel Blaney be elected as second vice-chair of the committee.
    Is it the pleasure of the committee to adopt the motion?
    Some hon. members: Agreed.
    (Motion agreed to)
    The Clerk: I declare the motion carried and Rachel Blaney duly elected second vice-chair of the committee.
    We have some guests coming in from Island Lake.
    Make yourselves at home. Take a seat.
    Oh, we're going in camera. Darn, they came all this way.
    I misled you. You can't stay.
    Is there another committee happening nearby that they might be able to sit in on?
    A voice: There's another one down the hall. Do you want me to check?
    We'll suspend for a couple of minutes while we find out where the other committee room is and help to direct these folks over there.
    [Proceedings continue in camera]
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