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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17

Chair: The Honourable LILLIAN EVA DYCK

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Issue No. 50

First and second meetings:
Subject matter of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Canadian Heritage:

Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister;

Stephen Gagnon, Federal Representative, Indigenous Languages Legislation, Citizenship, Heritage and Regions Sector.

Indigenous Services Canada:

Adrian Walraven, Acting Director General, Education, Education and Social Development Programs and Partnerships Sector.

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada:

John Topping, Director, Strategic Policy Development Directorate, Treaties and Aboriginal Government Sector;

Allan MacDonald, Director General of Implementation, Implementation Sector.

Métis National Council:

Clément Chartier, President.

National Association of Friendship Centres:

Jocelyn Formsma, Executive Director.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples:

Robert Bertrand, National Chief;

Melissa Cernigoy, Senior Policy Advisor.

Native Women's Association of Canada:

Francyne Joe, President;

Casey Hunley, Policy Advisor, Education.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Assembly of First Nations:

Perry Bellegarde, National Chief;

Roger Jones, Special Advisor to the National Chief.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami:

Natan Obed, President;

Tim Argetsinger, Political Advisor.


The Honourable Lillian Eva Dyck, Chair

The Honourable Scott Tannas, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Christmas, Coyle, *Day (or Mercer), Doyle, Francis, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare) (or Mitchell), LaBoucane-Benson, Lovelace Nicholas, McCallum, McInnis, McPhedran, Ngo, Pate, Patterson, Plett, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)