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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 38
Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 11:01 a.m. to 1:11 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Bob Bratina, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sara Fryer, Analyst
• Olivier Leblanc-Laurendeau, Analyst
• Marlisa Tiedemann, Analyst
As an individual
• Marion Buller, Former Chief Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
• Tricia Logan, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of Research, University of British Columbia
Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
• Carol Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer
Department for Women and Gender Equality
• Alia Butt, Director General, Policy and External Relations Directorate
Department of Indigenous Services
• Julien Castonguay, Director General, Strategic Policy, Planning and Information, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
• Nathalie Nepton, Director General, Child and Family Services Program
• Ian Kenney, Acting Director General, Social Policy and Programs Branch
Department of Justice
• Nathalie Levman, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Michelle Van De Bogart, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Sam Jaroudi, Officer In Charge, Vulnerable Persons Unit
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, April 29, 2021, the committee commenced its study of sex trafficking of Indigenous peoples.

Marion Buller, Tricia Logan and Carol Hopkins made statements and answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That, given the recent horrific discovery of previously unknown remains of 215 children buried at the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action 72-76; that the committee invite witnesses, including officials from the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and former commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to appear at this meeting; that this study consist of one meeting and that this meeting be held on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:20 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

As an individual
• Marion Buller, Former Chief Commissioner, National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
• Tricia Logan, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of Research, University of British Columbia
Thunderbird Partnership Foundation
• Carol Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer
Department for Women and Gender Equality
• Alia Butt, Director General, Policy and External Relations Directorate
Department of Indigenous Services
• Julien Castonguay, Director General, Strategic Policy, Planning and Information, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
• Nathalie Nepton, Director General, Child and Family Services Program
• Ian Kenney, Acting Director General, Social Policy and Programs Branch
Department of Justice
• Nathalie Levman, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Policy Sector
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Michelle Van De Bogart, Director General, Law Enforcement and Border Strategies
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Sam Jaroudi, Officer In Charge, Vulnerable Persons Unit
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, April 29, 2021, the committee resumed its study of sex trafficking of Indigenous peoples.

Michelle Van De Bogart, Sam Jaroudi, Nathalie Levman, Ian Kenney, Julien Castonguay and Nathalie Nepton made statements and answered questions.

Alia Butt made a statement.

At 1:11 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Naaman Sugrue
Clerk of the Committee