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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 89
Monday, December 11, 2023, 11:04 a.m. to 12:38 p.m.
Audio Only
John Aldag, Chair (Liberal)

• Shafqat Ali for Anna Gainey (Liberal)
• Jenica Atwin for Marcus Powlowski (Liberal)
• Marilyn Gladu for Arnold Viersen (Conservative)
• Martin Shields for Bob Zimmer (Conservative)
House of Commons
• Dancella Boyi, Legislative Clerk
• Christine Holke, Procedural Clerk
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Brittany Collier, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

Bob Zimmer gave notice of the following motion:

That the committee report to the House that it:

  1. recognizes that the newly elected premier of the Northwest Territories, R.J. Simpson, does not support the carbon tax and wants a complete exemption for the territory;
  2. recognizes that the Liberal government's carbon tax has disproportionately impacted northern and indigenous communities;
  3. agrees with the newly elected premier of the Northwest Territories that higher costs are not the solution;
  4. recognizes that the territories, first nations, Inuit and Métis should be equally exempt from the carbon tax
Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
• Martin Reiher, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government
• Michael Schintz, Federal Negotiations Manager, Negotiations - Central, Treaties and Aboriginal Government
• Blake McLaughlin, Director General, Negotiations - Central, Treaties and Aboriginal Government
Department of Justice
• Julia Redmond, Legal Counsel
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, June 21, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-53, An Act respecting the recognition of certain Métis governments in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan, to give effect to treaties with those governments and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

The witnesses answered questions.

The committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

On Clause 8,

Debate arose thereon.

At 12:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Jamie Schmale moved, — That the committee do now adjourn.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Marilène Gill, Lori Idlout, Jamie Schmale, Martin Shields, Gary Vidal, Arnold Viersen — 6;

NAYS: Shafqat Ali, Jaime Battiste, Ben Carr, Michael V. McLeod, Leah Taylor Roy — 5.

At 12:38 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Vanessa Davies
Clerk of the committee