The Collective Identity and Rights of the MetisThe Testimony of Jean Teillet
THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLESEVIDENCE
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 2, 2012The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 6:45 p.m. toexamine and report on the legal and political recognition of Metis identity[
Marcy Zlotnick, Clerk of the Committee:
Honourable senators, I see a quorum.[
]Honourable senators, as clerk of the committee, it is my duty to inform you of theunavoidable absence of the chair and deputy chair, and to preside over the election of anacting chair.[
]I am ready to receive a motion for an acting chair.
I nominate my friend Senator Patterson.
I second that.
It is moved by the Honourable Senator Sibbeston that the HonourableSenator Patterson do take the chair of this committee.Is it your pleasure, honourable senators, to adopt the motion?
I declare the motion carried, and I invite the Honourable Senator Pattersonto take the chair.
Senator Dennis Glen Patterson
) in the chair.
The Acting Chair:
Thank you very much, colleagues. Once again, I am honoured toserve as chair.1