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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 35
Monday, November 21, 2016, 3:29 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Andy Fillmore, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Norah Kielland, Analyst
• Sara Fryer, Analyst
House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
• Grant McLaughlin, Procedural Clerk
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
• Joëlle Montminy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector
• Nathalie Nepton, Executive Director, Indian Registration and Integrated Program Management
• Effie Panousos, Senior Policy Advisor and Manager, Treaties and Aboriginal Government Sector
• Candice St-Aubin, Executive Director, Resolution and Individual Affairs Sector
Abénakis Band Council of Odanak
• Rick O'Bomsawin, Chief
• David Schulze, Legal Counsel
Department of Justice
• Martin Reiher, General Counsel
As an individual
• Stéphane Descheneaux
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration).

Joëlle Montminy made a statement and, with Candice St-Aubin, Nathalie Nepton, Effie Panousos and Martin Reiher, answered questions.

At 4:26 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Rick O'Bomsawin, David Schulze and Stéphane Descheneaux made statements and answered questions.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $22,100, for the study of the subject matter of Bill S-3, an Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), be adopted.

At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michelle Legault
Clerk of the Committee