Legal and Constitutional Affairs – February 28, 2013

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – February 28, 2013

Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Senators conclude their discussion on Bill S-207, which would prevent any other legislation from abrogating or derogating from Aboriginal and treaty rights as recognized by section 35 of the Constitution Act.

The following witnesses offer their views on the legislation: Cathy Towtongie and Laurie Pelly, the president and legal counsel respectively of the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Betty Lavallée and Ron Swain, the national chief and national vice-chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and Sébastien Grammond, dean of the University of Ottawa’s faculty of civil law.

The committee conduct clause- by-clause consideration after hearing from the witnesses.