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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 30
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 11:02 a.m. to 12:11 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Bob Bratina, Chair (Liberal)

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• Sara Fryer, Analyst
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Third Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:

Your subcommittee met on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

  1. That the clerk of the committee invite the remaining three panels of witnesses in the work plan for the study of food security in northern communities to appear as a combined two panels on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
  2. That the committee undertake a study of four meetings with witnesses of enforcement on First Nations reserves as an essential component to their self-government and self-determination, with regard to: (a) jurisdiction, enforcement and prosecution; (b) targeted funding for enforcement; (c) the First Nations Land Management Act; (d) First Nations debt certificate processing; (e) the prosecution of First Nations violation tickets; (f) enforcement agreements with policing agents; (g) enforcement capacity development; that the study consist of witness testimony from First Nations, stakeholder groups and departmental officials; and that the committee report its findings to the House.
  3. That parties submit witness lists to the clerk of the commitee for the study of enforcement on First Nations reserves by 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, and that in collaboration with the Chair and clerk of the committee, the analysts prepare a work plan to be discussed at the next committee meeting.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, April 29, 2021, the committee commenced its study of enforcement on First Nations reserves.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the committee’s study of enforcement on First Nations reserves, briefs of no more than 2,000 words be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the committee’s study of enforcement on First Nations reserves, a news release announcing the study and inviting Canadians to share their recommendations be prepared by the analysts and the clerk of the committee, in consultation with the Chair, and be published on the committee’s website and on social media.

The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a comprehensive study of at least four meetings with witnesses on the sex trafficking of Indigenous peoples; that the scope of the study include but not be limited to the criminal justice system, mental health and addiction, the Indigenous child welfare system, and the demand for sexual services; that the witness list include but not be limited to representatives from First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, health services, survivors, wrap-around support services and law enforcement; and that the committee report its findings to the House.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the committee’s study of sex trafficking of Indigenous peoples, parties submit suggested witnesses to the clerk of the committee by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 14, 2021.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the committee’s study of sex trafficking of Indigenous peoples, briefs of no more than 2,000 words be accepted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

It was agreed, — That the work plan of the study of enforcement on First Nations reserves be adopted.

At 12:11 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Naaman Sugrue
Clerk of the Committee