REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT


Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, reports, pursuant to rule 104(2), that the expenses incurred for that purpose during the Second Session of the Fortieth Parliament are as follows:

1. With respect to its studies of legislation:

Professional and Other Services:                                     $0
Transport and Communications:                                        0
All other expenditures:                                                      0
Witness Expenses:                                                   11,070
Total:                                                                   $11,070

2. With respect to its special study on the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and on other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: 

Professional and Other Services:                           $16,061
Transport and Communications:                            111,234
All other expenditures:                                            37,149
Witness Expenses:                                                    5,163
Total:                                                                $ 169,608 

In addition to the expenses for the examination of legislation and for its special study as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges in the amount of $34.

Your committee examined 3 bills, which it reported without amendment:

Bill C‑28, An Act to amend the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act; Bill C-41, An Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts; and Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Indian Oil and Gas Act.

During the session under consideration, your committee considered 5 orders of reference, including 3 bills, held 55 meetings, and heard more than 85 hours of testimony from 171 witnesses.  In total, your committee produced 9 reports.

Respectfully submitted, 

GERRY ST. GERMAIN, P.C.
Chair


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