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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 38
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 3:33 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Andy Fillmore, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Norah Kielland, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Grant McLaughlin, Procedural Clerk
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs
• Sharon McIvor
Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
• Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Chief
• Joseph Tokwiro Norton, Grand Chief
As an individual
• Jeremy Matson
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the subject matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration).

At 3:35 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

Joseph Tokwiro Norton and Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer made statements.

At 3:46 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Sharon McIvor and Jeremy Matson made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

Motion

Cathy McLeod moved, — 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:

  1. suspend its study in recognition of the Bill’s technical flaws and inadequate First Nations consultations;

  2. resume its study once the Government of Canada has consulted with involved parties and ensured there are no technical flaws;

  3. 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.
Motion

Gary Anandasangaree moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 4.

The Committee resumed consideration of the subject matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration). Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:17 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

The witnesses answered questions.

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



Michelle Legault
Clerk of the Committee