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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 82
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 11:03 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Isabelle Lafontaine-Émond, Analyst
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
Assembly of First Nations
• Peter Beatty, Chief, Peter Ballantyne First Nation
First Nations Emergency Services Society
• Jeff Eustache, Manager, Forest Fuel Management Department
• Curtis Dick, Fire Services Officer
Saskatchewan First Nation Emergency Management
• Richard Kent, Commissioner, Emergency and Protective Services
Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada
• Arnold Lazare, President
• Blaine Wiggins, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, October 5, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of fire safety and emergency management in Indigenous communities.

Peter Beatty and Richard Kent made statements and answered questions.

Arnold Viersen gave notice of the following motion:

That, in light of the interim report published by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on November 1, 2017, the challenges highlighted by the Commissioners related to working with the Government of Canada and the Privy Council Office, and the Commissioners’ seven (7) procedural recommendations, the Committee invite the Privy Council Office to appear before the Committee to respond.

At 12:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:07 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Blaine Wiggins, Arnold, Jeff Eustache and Curtis Dick made statements and answered questions.

At 1:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee