INAN Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
It was agreed, — That the following message be transmitted to the Standing Committee on Finance regarding the study of the Subject Matter of Clauses 336 to 386 (Part 4, Division 25, Subdivisions A, B, C and D) of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures:
1) Based on testimony we heard at our Committee, we are satisfied that the legislation, as currently drafted, achieves its intended purpose; however, we encourage the government as they move forward to ensure that they are proceeding with their work on a distinctions basis.
2) We believe that the these new departments are already better serving the distinct needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis, based on recognition and implementation of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership and will continue improving the delivery of services, while supporting acceleration of Indigenous Peoples’ visions of self-determination. This legislation will, however, bring further clarity to our Indigenous partners regarding which of the new departments are now responsible for specific issues and programs.
3) We encourage the department to have a robust communications plan in place to inform both Indigenous peoples in Canada and officials working within the two departments of Indigenous Services and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs on the changes that will be enacted by this legislation.
At 8:37 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 9:01 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.
The Minister made a statement and answered questions.
At 9:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:06 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Gladys Norwegian, by teleconference from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, David V. Wright, by videoconference from Calgary, Alberta, and Marven Gruben made statements and, with Jackie Jacobson, answered questions.
At 10:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 11:08 a.m., the sitting resumed.
Neil McCrank, by videoconference from Calgary, Alberta, Joseph Campbell and Mark Brooks made statements and answered questions.
At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Bob McLeod, George Mackenzie and Alfonz Nitsiza made statements and, with Bertha Rabesca Zoe and Paul Bachand, answered questions.
At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.