moved for leave to introduce Bill C-374, An Act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board).
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce my private member's bill, Bill C-374, an act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act, composition of the Board.
The bill would add three indigenous members to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada: one first nations member, one Inuit member, and one Métis member. It is a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's call to action, No. 79(i). The bill would also updates language within the act.
Reconciliation is a responsibility of all Canadians. While significant work remains to be done, the bill is one small step toward reconciliation.
I look forward to debate and discussion with my colleagues as we advance the bill in the coming months.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)