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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 8
Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 11:08 a.m. to 1:03 p.m.
Bob Bratina, Chair (Liberal)

• Leah Gazan (NDP)
• Kristina Michaud (Bloc Québécois)
House of Commons
• Michel Marcotte, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
• National Chief Robert Bertrand
Val-d'Or Native Friendship Centre
• Edith Cloutier, Executive Director
National Association of Friendship Centres
• Jocelyn Formsma, Executive Director
• Christopher Sheppard-Buote, President
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council
• Larry Frost, President
• Lindsay Swooping Hawk Kretschmer, Executive Director
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.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 11:55 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:57 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

Bob Zimmer gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, adopt the following motion, that, in the light of COVID-19 pandemic and how it has negatively impacted on the governance of Indigenous communities, including the postponement of elections and gathering of traditional decision making bodies, that the committee call the Wet’suwet’en elected Chiefs to provide testimony on how the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected their ability to enter into open and transparent negotiations regarding land rights and title with the federal government.

At 1:03 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Evelyn Lukyniuk
Clerk of the Committee