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Public Safety committee  A report submitted to the City of Montreal earlier this year indicates that the level of sensitivity to indigenous realities may indeed be clearly insufficient. We spoke to the mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, who ended up stating that systemic racism and assimilation existed o

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  We would certainly like to have the same kind of relationship as the OPP has with a number of tribal organizations in Ontario, but the relationship has been strained somewhat in recent years; I would even go further than that, to 1990 and the Oka crisis. My colleague this morning

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  Several things are involved in that question. The key is to make sure we have the right conditions from the start. That's what we want with a bill that can recognize as a final and ultimate goal that first nations will have full jurisdiction over public safety.

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  There is a big gap. Members of our communities, both those living in our territory and those in urban areas, do not trust the police. We need to find a way to restore that trust. I gave the example earlier of the City of Montreal. A worrisome event occurred two months ago, in ea

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  The original intention is very well received on our part. If the federal government, through Mr. Blair, intends to introduce, for example, a bill that recognizes our police services as an essential service on the same basis as other forces, other police services, that is a good s

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  It’s not the first time we’ve said it. We have a federal program that has been in place since 1991. However, already 10 years after its creation, a number of Mr. McCaffrey’s colleagues, including his predecessors, decried the program, criticized it and finally agreed that it was

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  Indeed, if we are to move in that direction, we must make sure that we have all the necessary means to achieve our objectives and that we do not end up, as we did about twenty years ago, with a program that is clearly inadequate for all the communities we are called upon to serve

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  Clearly, what Mr. McCaffrey says is a perfect example of what we are looking for, which is to have our own institutions, as recognized by the United Nations in article 19 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  We are still in the discussion stage with a view to agreeing on desirable conditions for engagement. We are not yet at the working stage.

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  Nationally, we have political committees of chiefs that cover just about every sector. That’s the way we usually operate. However, in this case, we did not agree that it would be a process similar to the one we already have. It could be another process, for example, a working gro

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  Thank you for your question, which is most relevant. There is indeed a commitment. We are currently at the commitment stage. The next session will be held in the fall. Obviously, we hope that work will begin quickly in preparation for that session. As we all know, time is of the

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Public Safety committee  Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I know that, technologically, interpretation between French and English can be a challenge, so I will limit myself to making my presentation in one language. Obviously, I will be able to answer questions in English or French, if there are any.

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  In 10 days' time, on June 2 and 4, we will hold our first official chiefs' meeting by Zoom. It's the new way of doing things, it's the new reality. That's the direction we're going in. No one, you or I, can predict how long this will last. All we know is that we have to prepare f

May 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  I will let Ms. SiouÏ answer that question, if you don't mind.

May 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard

Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee  Excuse me, Mr. Chair. In a way, we are guided in part by public health authorities in Quebec. As for the chiefs, they have been extremely proactive and they have come up with their own directives. At the height of the crisis two weeks ago, at least 30 communities out of 43 real

May 22nd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Ghislain Picard