Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

On May 29, 2020, Tabatha Bull, President & CEO of CCAB, took part in the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs presenting CCAB’s findings about the Indigenous economy and the government’s support for Aboriginal business amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

See below for Tabatha Bull’s remarks and responses to questions by committee members, or watch the whole meeting online.


Tabatha Bull’s opening remarks:


Tabatha Bull’s responses to questions from committee members:


Questions are paraphrased.

Can you expand on the impact and frustration from the original exclusion of Aboriginal business from Covid relief funding?




How many businesses have you provided to the federal government in the hopes of them getting a contract related to Covid? And will your appointment to the COVID-19 Supply Council help in advancing some of the concerns and wishes of Aboriginal business across the country?