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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 14
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:32 p.m. to 8:43 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Bob Bratina, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Christine Normandin, Saint-Jean
• Hon. Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
• Alec Attfield, Director General, Citizenship
• Natasha Kim, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
• Natan Obed, President
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
• Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Chair, Circle of Governance
As an individual
• Marie Wilson, Former Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Pursuant to the order of reference of Thursday, December 10, 2020, the committee commenced consideration of Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's call to action number 94).

Marco Mendicino made a statement and answered questions.

Arnold Viersen gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study on the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline and the potential loss of the Line 5 pipeline in northern and Indigenous communities, that the study take into account but not be limited to the impact on Indigenous businesses, jobs, economic prosperity, self-determination, and mutual benefit agreements as well as the efforts of the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that the committee report its findings to the House.
The committee resumed consideration of its study of Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's call to action number 94).

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 7:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:39 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Marie Wilson, Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux and Natan Obed made statements and answered questions.

At 8:43 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Naaman Sugrue
Clerk of the Committee