Sex trafficking of Indigenous people, pension protection and situation in Ukraine | #tinder | #pof | #match | #sextrafficking


Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly is booked in for a one-hour appearance at OFFICIAL LANGUAGES as MPs launch a full review into the challenges facing French-language and bilingual post-secondary institutions “in a minority setting,” which, as per the terms of reference, will focus on the current situations at Laurentian University, Université de Moncton and the University of Alberta’s Saint-Jean Campus. (4 – 5:30 PM)

Meanwhile, INDIGENOUS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS members kick off a new study on sex trafficking of Indigenous people with a closed-door briefing from Marion Buller, who served as chief commissioner for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which will be followed by a public session with senior departmental officials, as well as RCMP officer Sam Jaroudi, who heads up the Vulnerable Person Unit. (11 AM – 1 PM)

Over at PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, Auditor General Karen Hogan will field questions on her latest reports on pandemic preparedness, which examined issues related to the initial supply of personal protective equipment and gear, as well as support for Indigenous and First Nations communities.  (11 AM – 12 PM)

Later this afternoon, Ukraine’s chief emissary to Canada, Andriy Shevchenko, updates FOREIGN AFFAIRS members on the latest developments in his country. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)

Also on the House committee circuit:

  • AGRICULTURE members hear from Dairy Farmers of Canada president Pierre Lampron and National Farmers Union climate crisis policy director Darrin Qualman as part of an ongoing look at the “environmental contribution” of the agricultural sector. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
  • Representatives from the Canadian Labour Congress, Canadian Federation of Pensioners and United Steelworkers go before INDUSTRY members to share their respective perspectives on a Bloc Québécois-initiated backbench bid to protect workers’ pensions and group insurance plans during corporate bankruptcy proceedings. (11 AM – 1 PM)
  • FINANCE members resume clause-by-clause review of Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s omnibus budget implementation bill. (4 – 6 PM)

On the Senate side, FISHERIES AND OCEANS members take a closer look at the implementation of Indigenous-rights based fisheries during panel discussions with First Nations negotiators, as well as the Maritime Fishermen’s Union and Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association. ((9 – 11 AM)


Committee highlights courtesy of our friends at iPoliticsINTEL.

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