INAN Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
The Chair called Vote 1b under Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
The Minister made a statement and, with Paula Isaak, answered questions.
Cathy McLeod gave notice of the following motion:
That, in light of recent testimony the Committee has heard during its study of the subject matter of Bill S-3, An Act to Amend the Indian Act (elimination of known sex-based inequities in registration), the Committee:
- suspend its study in recognition of the Bill’s technical flaws and inadequate First Nations consultations;
- resume its study once the Government of Canada has consulted with involved parties and ensured there are no technical flaws;
- recommend that the Government of Canada request an extension on passing legislation from the Superior Court of Quebec, as recommended by Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde; and that the Committee report this recommendation to the House.
The Minister and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 5:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.