REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

has the honour to present its

SECOND REPORT


Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, to examine and report on the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, and requests, for the purpose of such study, that it be empowered to engage the services of such counsel, technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, the budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted, 

GERRY ST. GERMAIN, P.C.
Chair


STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

EXAMINATION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES TO ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2011

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Tuesday, March 16, 2010:

The Honourable Senator St. Germain, P.C. moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Greene:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples be authorized to examine and report 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;

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work accomplished by the Committee on the subject during the Second Session of the Fortieth Parliament be referred to the Committee; and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than December 31, 2011, and that the Committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Cools moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day, that further debate on the motion be adjourned until the next sitting.

The question being put on the motion, it was negatived on division.

The question was put on the motion of the Honourable Senator St. Germain, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Greene:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples be authorized to examine and report 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;

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work accomplished by the Committee on the subject during the Second Session of the Fortieth Parliament be referred to the Committee; and

That the Committee submit its final report no later than December 31, 2011, and that the Committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

The motion was adopted on division.

Gary W. O’Brien
Clerk of the Senate


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 for the purpose of its special study on the examination of federal government’s constitutional and legal responsibilities to Aboriginal Peoples, as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. The approved budget is as follows:

Professional and Other Services

$2,775

Transportation and Communications

 

All Other Expenditures

$4,725

TOTAL

$7,500

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID TKACHUK
Chair


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