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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 149
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:34 a.m. to 1:42 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair (Liberal)

• Doug Eyolfson for Don Rusnak (Liberal)
• Mark Gerretsen for T.J. Harvey (Liberal)
• Ken Hardie for William Amos (Liberal)
• Ken McDonald for T.J. Harvey (Liberal)
• Ron McKinnon for William Amos (Liberal)
House of Commons
• Thomas Bigelow, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
• Brittany Collier, Analyst
As individuals
• Jeffry Nilles, Student
• Katherine Whitecloud, Grandmother
• Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Director of Indian Residential School Centre for History and Dialogue, Professor, Allard Law School, University of British Columbia
• Natasha Reimer, Director for Manitoba, Youth in Care Canada and Foster Up Founder
• Katherine Hensel, Principal Lawyer, Hensel Barristers Professional Corporation
First Nations Summit
• Grand Chief Edward John, Political Executive Member
• Cheryl Casimer, Political Executive Member
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
• Bobby Narcisse, Director of Social Services
• Julian Falconer, Legal Advisor
Manitoba Metis Federation
• David Chartrand, President
Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute
• Tischa Mason, Executive Director
Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services
• Marlene Bugler, Executive Director
Assembly of First Nations
• National Chief Perry Bellegarde
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
• Grand Chief Arlen Dumas
• Cora Morgan, First Nations Family Advocate
Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre
• Alyssa Flaherty-Spence, President
• Karen Baker-Anderson, Executive Director
Government of Ontario
• Hon. Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues
Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario
• Theresa Stevens, Executive Director
• Amber Crowe, Board Secretary
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
• Chief Wayne Christian, Tribal Chief, Secwepemc Nation
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, May 3, 2019, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families.

Jeffry Nilles, Edward John, Cheryl Casimer and Bobby Narcisse made statements and answered questions.

At 9:30 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:33 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Tischa Mason and Marlene Bugler, by videoconference from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, David Chartrand and Katherine Whitecloud made statements and answered questions.

Motion

Rachel Blaney moved, — That, given the Committee did not hear witness testimony for the allotted 5 hours on Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Committee’s study of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, be extended by an additional four hours on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That the Committee resume consideration of the motion later this day.

At 10:32 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:35 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Perry Bellegarde and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond made statements and answered questions.

At 11:32 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:34 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Arlen Dumas, Alyssa Flaherty-Spence, Karen Baker-Anderson and Natasha Reimer made statements.

At 11:56 a.m., Cathy McLeod took the Chair.

Cora Morgan made a statement and, with Arlen Dumas, Alyssa Flaherty-Spence, Karen Baker-Anderson and Natasha Reimer, answered questions.

At 12:12 p.m., MaryAnn Mihychuk took the Chair.

At 12:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Wayne Christian, Katherine Hensel, Lisa MacLeod, Theresa Stevens and Amber Crowe made statements and answered questions.

At 1:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:33 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $54,000, for the consideration of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, regarding the consideration of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, the Committee hear an additional three hours of witness testimony on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

It was agreed, — That, regarding the consideration of Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, the Clerk of the Committee prepare and distribute a package with the submitted amendments to the Committee by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

At 1:42 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Leif-Erik Aune
Clerk of the Committee