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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable LILLIAN EVA DYCK

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Issue No. 8

Thirteenth and fourteenth meetings:

Study on best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in First Nation and Inuit communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Northwest Territories


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Natural Resources Canada:

Dean Haslip, Director General, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, Innovation and Energy Technology Sector;

Robin Sinha, Director of Housing, Buildings and Communities, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa;

Debra Haltrecht, Acting Director, Housing Division, Office of Energy Efficiency.

Sharon Smith, Permafrost Research Scientist, Earth Sciences Sector.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation:

Duane Ningaqsiq Smith, Chair and Chief Executive Officer (by video conference).

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.:

Jeannie Arreak-Kullualik, Director, Social Cultural Development Department;

Adla Itorcheak, Policy Analyst on Housing.

NCC Development Limited:

Clarence Synard, Vice President.

Kent Homes:

Ray Girouard, Director of Commercial Sales.

J. D. Irving, Limited:

David Saucy, Vice-President, Construction and Equipment Division;

David Irving, Director of Business Strategy, Construction and Equipment Division.


The Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair

The Honourable Dennis Glen Patterson, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

        *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Enverga, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Lovelace Nicholas, Moore, Oh, Raine, Sibbeston, Tannas

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (May 31, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (May 19, 2016).