VAL-D'OR, QC, Feb. 5, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress will hold its next two weeks of hearings at the Palais des Congrès de Montreal, starting on February 12.

Calendar of hearings
Week 14

Monday, February 12:
9h30-10h30 Opening ceremony with Sedalia Fazio, Mohawk Elder
11h30-16h30 Daniel Dufresne and Etuk Kasulluaq, Citizen witnesses (Police services)

Tuesday, February 13:
9h30-12h30 Yoan Girard, Director of planning and Jean-Étienne Bégin, Director of Human Resources, Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
13h30-16h30 Martine Weizineau, Citizen witness (Police services)

Wednesday, February 14:
9h30-11h30 Nakuset Sohkisiwin, Executive Director, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal; Vicky Baldo, Co-Chair, Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network; Rachel Deutsh, Cabot Square Project Manager for the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal and Coordinator of the Justice Program for the First Peoples Justice Center of Montreal and Allison Reid, Coordinator, Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network
13h30-16h30 Jonathan Rudin, Program Director, Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto

Thursday, February 15:
9h30-11h30 Kevin Fleisher, Justice Commissioner, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, Justice Services Division
11h30-12h30 Joyce King, Director of the Justice Department, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Bonnie Cole, Prosecutor and Legal Counsel, Akwesasne Mohawk Court
13h30-14h30 Joyce King, Director of the Justice Department, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and Bonnie Cole, Prosecutor and Legal Counsel, Akwesasne Mohawk Court
14h30-16h30 Citizen witness (Police services)

Friday, February 16:
9h30-12h30 Mara Greene, Judge, Gladue Court, Old City Hall courthouse in Toronto and Jonathan Rudin, Program Director, Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto
13h30-16h30 Mylène Jaccoud, Professor, School of Criminology, University of Montréal

Week 15

Monday, February 19: 
9h30-12h00 Jean Leclair, Professor, University of Montreal 
13h00-15h00 Me Paul Joffe, Lawyer, Negotiator for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
15h00-16h00 Kenneth Deer, Elder, Negotiator for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Tuesday, February 20:
9h30-10h45 Keeneth Deer, Elder and Negotiator for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
10h45-12h30 Serge Tremblay, President of the Board and Vivien Carli, Administrator, First Peoples Justice Center of Montreal
13h30 Request for closed proceedings
13h30- 16h30 Citizen witness (Youth protection services and Police services)

Wednesday, February 21:
9h30-11h00 Vicky Boldo, Co-Chair and Allison Reid, Coordinator, Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network
11h00-12h00 Nakusset Sohkisiwin, Executive Director, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
13h30 Request for closed proceedings
13h30-16h30 Citizen witnesses (Youth protection services)

Thursday, February 22:
9h30-12h30 Marie-Ève Sylvestre, Professor, Civil Law Section, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa; Mylène Jaccoud, Professor, School of Criminology, University of Montréal and Christian Coocoo, Researcher and Coordinator of Cultural Services at the Council of the Atikamekw Nehirowisiw Nation
13h30-16h30 Anne Fournier, Lawyer, Council of the Atikamekw Nation and Lucie Dubé, Clinical Special Advisor, Intervention System of the Atikamekw Authority

Friday, February 23:
9h30-12h30 Nicolas Bergeron, President; Véronique Houle, Director of National Operations; Faisca Richer, Volunteer Doctor and Jaëlle Rivard, Nurse, Doctors of the World Canada
13h30 Request for closed proceedings 
13h30-16h30 Citizen witnesses (Youth protection services)

Following this first block of hearings in Montreal, hearings will resume at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal on March 12 for two more weeks.

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