Legal and Constitutional Affairs – September 18, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – September 18, 2014

Senators begin their hearings on Bill C-10, an act to combat the trafficking of contraband tobacco. Senior counsel of the criminal law policy section at Justice Canada, Paul Saint-Denis provides a detailed breakdown of the bill during the first part of the meeting.

During the second panel, Gordon Peters, the grand chief of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Ava Hill, the Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River and her colleague Richard Powless, Chief Kirby Whiteduck from the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and senior policy analyst for the Anishinabek Nation, Jody Kechego all discuss their opposition to the bill and explain how some of the aspects of the proposed legislation will negatively affect employment in First Nations communities. (September 18, 2014)