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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 10
Friday, May 22, 2020, 2:04 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Bob Bratina, Chair (Liberal)

• Marilène Gill (Bloc Québécois)
House of Commons
• Michel Marcotte, Procedural Clerk
• Jean-François Pagé, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
First Nations Health Council
• Chief Charlene Belleau, Chair
Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority Inc.
• Tara Campbell, Executive Director
First Nations Health Authority
• Richard Jock, Interim Chief Executive Officer
• Shannon McDonald, Acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador
• Chief Ghislain Picard
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
• Marjolaine Siouï, Director General
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, April 20, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ghislain Picard, Marjolaine Siouï and Tara Campbell made statements and answered questions.

At 2:58 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Richard Jock, Shannon McDonald and Charlene Belleau made statements and answered questions.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, it was agreed, — That, given the recent resignation of Cathy Bennett from the federal government’s COVID-19 Supply Council due to a conflict of interest since she is Chair of the Board of Dynamic Air Shelters, a company that currently has a contract with Indigenous Services Canada; the continued lack of transparency for predominately Indigenous communities with respect to the delivery of supplies and resources from this federal government; the recent procurement of medical tents that were not requested by First Nations, including Mathias Colomb Cree Nation; and the presence of corporate lobbyists on the COVID19 Supply Council; the committee invite the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Public Service and Procurement to provide testimony about how the federal government will work to improve Indigenous communities’ COVID-19 response, and not corporate interest.

At 4:00 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Evelyn Lukyniuk
Clerk of the Committee