Status of Women – May 7, 2013

In Committee from the House of Commons

Status of Women – May 7, 2013

Status of Women

Various First Nation organizations voice their opposition to the government’s legislation (S-2) affecting matrimonial property rights on reserves.

Iroquois Caucus representatives William K. Montour, R. Donald Maracle and Joel Abram, along with and Alvin Fiddler and Jackie Fletcher from the
Nishnawbe Aski Nation, present their concerns during the first part of the meeting.

MPs then hear from Viviane Michel and Joanne Ottereyes, who are both with the Quebec Native Women group, and Ellen Gabriel (as an individual).

UPDATE: Bill S-2 received royal assent on June 19.