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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 146
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8:33 a.m. to 1:29 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
• Sara Fryer, Analyst
• Hon. Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indigenous Services
Department of Indigenous Services Canada
• Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister
• Joanne Wilkinson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Child and Family Services Reform
• Isa Gros-Louis, Director General, Child and Family Services Reform
Department of Justice
• Laurie Sargent, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
• Robert Bertrand
• Jim Devoe, Chief Executive Officer
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
• Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director
Kwilmu'kw Maw-klusuaqn
• Jennifer Cox, Barrister and Solicitor and Project Lead, Enhanced Child Family Initiative
Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs
• Paul J. Prosper, Lead Chief, Justice Portfolio, Chief of Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation
Mi'kmaw Family and Children's Services of Nova Scotia
• Paul Morris, Lead Counsel
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
• Duane Smith, Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 4, 2019, the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families.

The Minister made a statement and, with Jean-François Tremblay, Joanne Wilkinson, Isa Gros-Louis and Laurie Sargent answered questions.

At 9:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:37 a.m., the sitting resumed.

At 10:13 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 10:24 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:56 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Robert Bertrand and Cindy Blackstock made statements and answered questions.

At 11:23 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 11:39 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Paul J Prosper, Jennifer Cox and Duane Smith made statements and answered questions.

At 1:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Leif-Erik Aune
Clerk of the Committee