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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 102
Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 4:41 p.m. to 6:16 p.m.
In Camera
Martin Shields, Acting Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Brittany Collier, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, November 21, 2022, the committee resumed its study on improving graduation rates and successful outcomes for Indigenous students.

The committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Braiding Learning and Healing: A Pathway to Improving Graduation Rates and Successful Outcomes for Indigenous Students".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be in Calibri 12-point font, left aligned, single-spaced, and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the clerk of the committee, not later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2024.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

At 5:23 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:26 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

It was agreed, — That the committee meet, in an informal meeting, with a delegation of members of the Royal College Defence Studies of the United Kingdom Defence Academy on Monday, May 6, 2024, and that the committee defray the hospitality expenses related to this meeting.

It was agreed, — That, in accordance with Standing Order 108(2), the Committee invites the Auditor General of Canada to appear before the Committee to discuss the two reports on Indigenous services that she tabled in the House on March 19, 2024, and that the Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, the Minister for Housing and the Minister of Public Safety be also invited to examine this issue, with the Committee holding a maximum of two meetings for this purpose; that it report to the House its findings and recommendations for action on the Auditor General's calls to address persistent challenges and unresolved issues in improving housing conditions and police services for Indigenous communities, and that these meetings be televised.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study to examine economic reconciliation including ways that existing tax revenues from businesses on First Nation territories might be placed under the control of those First Nations themselves, or better directed so as to increase resources available to First Nations, to empower First Nations self determination, jurisdiction, and governance, to accelerate First Nations economic growth, to increase First Nation jobs, to promote First Nation residential development, and to help mitigate the infrastructure gap facing First Nations. The study should include, but not be limited by, a comprehensive exploration of options for greater First Nation control over existing revenue streams from on-territory sources such as:

• Excise taxes;

• Casino and ATM sales taxes; and

• Carbon taxes.

All meetings for this study be televised or webcast; that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That, in light of the recent comments by the Minister of Northern Affairs that an internal review of Nutrition North has been started and companies are earning extremely high profits off Northerners’ food insecurity while accepting federal subsidies, the committee undertake a study and invite the Minister of Northern Affairs and the Director General of the Northern Strategic Policy Branch, Wayne Walsh, to appear before the committee for one hour to answer questions and explain the scope of this review; that the committee invite, and, if this invitation is not accepted, summons, pursuant to Standing Order 108(1), the following to appear before the committee to answer questions: the President and CEO of NorthWest Company, Daniel McConnel, the President and CEO of Canadian North, Shelly De Caria, the CEO of Calm Air, Gary Bell, the General Manager of Kimik Co-operative Association Limited, Donald Power; and that the committee invite these individuals at the earliest possible time as arranged by the Chair.

At 6:16 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Cédric Taquet
Clerk of the committee