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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 126
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 3:32 p.m. to 4:54 p.m.
Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair (Liberal)


Library of Parliament
• Isabelle Brideau, Analyst
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.
• Murad Al-Katib, President and Chief Executive Officer
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Construction Association
• Matt Belliveau, Executive Director
Det'on Cho Corporation
• Paul Gruner, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Paul Betsina, Business Development Manager
As an individual
• Barry Prentice, Professor, Supply Chain Management, Universitiy of Manitoba
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, September 24, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of Northern infrastructure projects and strategies.

Murad Al-Katib, by videoconference from Regina, Saskatchewan, and Matt Belliveau, by videoconference from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, made statements and answered questions.

Cathy McLeod gave notice of the following motion:

That, considering the government’s omnibus legislation, Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures; and considering the statement in the Ministers’ mandate letters from the Prime Minister that Ministers be held accountable by parliamentary committees; officials from the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Department of Indigenous Services Canada, appear before the Committee on November 7, 2018 for a briefing on amendments to the First Nations Land Management Act and the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, and a briefing on the Addition of Lands to Reserves and Reserve Creation Act; and that the Committee submit recommendations and amendments to the Standing Committee on Finance to be considered during its clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Paul Gruner and Paul Betsina, by videoconference from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and Barry Prentice made statements.

At 4:45 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 4:54 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee