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Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs
House of Commons / Chambre des communes
Comité permanent des affaires autochtones et du Nord

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Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to hold public hearing in Iqaluit for its study of suicide among Indigenous peoples and communities

Ottawa, September 20, 2016 – Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (“the Committee”) will hold a public hearing September 23, 2016 in Iqaluit, Nunavut at the:

Frobisher Inn Hotel, Room Koojesse North, PO Box 4209 Astro Hill Complex

The Committee will hold a public hearing to better understand the Inuit experiences related to suicide as a part of its study into the crisis of suicide facing First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and communities. Committee Chair Mr. Andy Fillmore (Halifax) will be joined by Committee Vice-Chair, Mr. David Yurdiga (Fort McMurray — Cold Lake), Mr. Gary Anandasangaree (Scarborough — Rouge Park), Mr. Michael V. McLeod (Northwest Territories), Mr. Romeo Saganash (Abitibi — Baie-James — Nunavik — Eeyou) and Mr. Arnold Viersen (Peace River — Westlock).

The committee will continue to study the issue over the fall.

An hour will be reserved for members of the public to present their views September 23, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The official notices of meetings and the list of invited witnesses are available at the following link: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/INAN

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For more information, please contact:
Michelle Legault, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Tel: 613-996-1173
E-mail: INAN@parl.gc.ca