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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 86
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:41 a.m. to 12:16 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Isabelle Brideau, Analyst
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
Ashcroft Indian Band
• Jodene Blain, Band Administrator
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.

Jodene Blain made a statement and answered questions.

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

Motion

Kevin Waugh moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a comprehensive study of Indigenous education and graduation rates from secondary schools; that the scope of the study include, standards for high school graduation, standard curricula, standard qualifications for educators and statistics for national graduation rates from reserve schools in comparison to Indigenous students off-reserve and also to non-Indigenous students; that the witness list include responsible Indigenous Services department officials, band councils, band members, Statistics Canada officials, First Nation organizations responsible for delivering education services such as First Nations Education Steering Committee, and community groups; and that the Committee report its findings to the House within twelve months of the adoption of this motion.

At 12:16 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee