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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 9
Friday, May 15, 2020, 2:04 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.
Bob Bratina, Chair (Liberal)

• Pam Damoff (Liberal)
• Leah Gazan (NDP)
• Kristina Michaud (Bloc Québécois)
House of Commons
• Michel Marcotte, Procedural Clerk
• Jean-François Pagé, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
MMIWG2S+ - Manitoba Coalition
• Hilda Anderson-Pyrz, Co-Chair
• Sandra DeLaronde, Co-Chair
Women of the Métis Nation - Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak
• Melanie Omeniho, President
Native Women's Association of Canada
• Lorraine Whitman, President
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.

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq gave notice of the following motion:

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 predominantely 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 COVID-19 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 3:59 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Evelyn Lukyniuk
Clerk of the Committee