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Lib. (ON)
Thank you, Chair.
Thank you very much to all of the incredible witnesses for your testimony here today. It's such an important discussion.
I think I'd like to start with Ms. Brady from the Impact Assessment Agency.
In your testimony, you had started to describe the GBA+ model a bit and mentioned mitigation measures. Could you share with us what you expect and what we all should be expecting of any resource extraction company as they begin a project as far as mitigation measures are concerned?
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you very much.
If I recall correctly, the act came into place in August 2019. You're saying it hasn't been utilized yet. No company has come through this legislation yet.
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Lib. (ON)
Excellent. Thanks for that clarification.
Perhaps it's early days to ask this question, but I will, in case it's not. Are you starting to see the impact of this new legislation coming to fruition as these companies are going through the process?
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Lib. (ON)
Fair enough. Thank you very much.
I'll direct my next questions to Ms. Moran with Public Safety. We've had some discussion today around whether indigenous women are feeling safe in their communities and their interactions with our various police forces.
Can you share comments on progress that's been made on the co-development of the first nations police services legislation?
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Lib. (ON)
Excellent. Thank you very much.
I believe I have just a few seconds left, so I'll pass it back to the chair.
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you, Chair, and I feel compelled, first of all, to acknowledge the success that we've all just witnessed in moving through Bill C-233. With that, thanks to everyone because I think it really demonstrates the spirit of the work we do here at this committee and how well we do it together, and I think it's important to acknowledge that.
I thank Emmanuella for bringing this motion forward. I do think it's obviously an important discussion. Having said that, and as Leah so eloquently put it, hard things are hard. This is a hard topic. This is a hard discussion. I don't think we're going to be able to resolve it or to have as fulsome discussion today on this particular issues as perhaps we need to, but I appreciate the brief discussion we've had and I think that at this point the next step is to move to adjourn. I don't think we're going to get any further than that at this point, and we can revisit this at an appropriate time.
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Lib. (ON)
Excellent. Thank you very much, Chair.
Thank you to all of the witnesses.
My first question is for you, Professor Wong. China's diplomatic pressure has been reinforced by the World Health Organization. Under pressure from China, the WHO has excluded Taiwan from COVID-19 information-sharing forums. In response, and as a general practice, I think it's fair to say that Canada has consistently supported Taiwan's meaningful participation in global discussions where there is a practical imperative and where Taiwan's absence would be detrimental to global interests.
I'm wondering if you can comment on the role that Canada has played to support Taiwan in this regard, maybe specifically with respect to the WHO or perhaps other international organizations.
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Lib. (ON)
Fantastic. I agree.
I think I have enough time for a quick question for Professor Laliberté. It's around economic ties. The economic ties between Taiwan and China have certainly deepened, in particular over the last two decades. I think both countries have seen rapid economic growth.
Has this mutual economic prosperity served to defuse regional tensions or has it exacerbated them?
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you.
I have a brief point of order to correct the record. In my excitement during my line of questioning, I referred to two countries when I should really have been referring to two societies, if we could correct the record.... Thank you.
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Lib. (ON)
I'm going to pass it to Ya'ara Saks in the room.
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you very much, Chair.
My sincere thanks to Ellen, Hilda and Martina for being here. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your wisdom as we go through this study and for the important work, of course, that you are doing.
My first question is for Martina.
You very eloquently said how important it is that indigenous views are reflected as resource-extraction projects are considered. You referenced the colonized approach. I would love for you to take a minute to further expand on your statements.
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Lib. (ON)
You mentioned the family unit. I noticed, as I was reading a bit about the work that's happening at York Factory First Nation with the aboriginal head start program. I'm wondering if you can speak to the impact this has had in the community.
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Lib. (ON)
Of course. I'm sorry to hear how it's impacted your family.
I know that I don't have much time left, but I want to quickly go to Ellen, if I may.
Ellen, you made the comment that “we have the right to withhold consent” when it comes to projects and protecting the environment. I'd like to hear your perspective on how to go about achieving that as projects are being proposed.
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you very much to the chair.
My sincere thanks go to the witnesses who have joined us today. I'm learning a lot, to be completely candid. I really appreciate the expertise and the insights you're sharing with us.
I think I'll start with Ms. Varley.
I had read a bit about some of the various prevention programs that you run at the association of friendship centres. Obviously, we're hearing today about demanding zero tolerance for violence against women from the resource sector.
I'm wondering if you can speak to some of the prevention programs that you have tried. This is twofold: What is the impact and what else you would like to be doing or would you suggest be done?
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Lib. (ON)
That's amazing. Thank you so much. Obviously, it's incredibly important work.
For my next question I'd like to just follow up with Ms. Redsky.
Previously one of my colleagues asked you a question about how government, families and partners can all work together as a community in order to develop community-based solutions to best support indigenous women and girls. I think your answer was along the lines of forcing or mandating the resource industry to work with the community proactively.
That was a very stark statement, and I'd really love for you to build on that. What does that look like to be really impactful?
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