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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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NEWS RELEASE


STANDING COMMITTEE ON INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING IN VANCOUVER FOR ITS STUDY OF SUICIDE AMONG INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND COMMUNITIES

Ottawa, October 31, 2016 -

Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (“the Committee”) will hold a public hearing November 2, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia at the:

Delson / Denman Room, Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1763 Comox St., Vancouver, BC, V6G 1P6

The Committee will hold a public hearing to better understand Indigenous 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. Mike Bossio (Hastings-Lennox and Addington), Ms. Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East), Ms. Cathy McLeod (Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo), and Mr. Don Rusnak (Thunder Bay-Rainy River).

The Committee will continue to study the issue.

Forty-five minutes will be reserved for members of the public to present their views November 2, 2016 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The official notice of meeting 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