REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples

has the honour to present its

SIXTH 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 supplementary funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 and requests, for the purpose of such study, that it be empowered:

a) to adjourn from place to place within Canada; and

b) to travel inside Canada.

The first budget application submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee were printed in the Journals of the Senate on April 22, 2010.  On April 27, 2010, the Senate approved the release of $7,500 to the committee.

A second budget application was submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and this budget application and the report thereon of that committee were printed in the Journals of the Senate on June 17, 2010.  On June 22, 2010, the Senate approved the release of $13,520 to the committee.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, another supplementary 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 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
 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES 

Professional and Other Services

 

 

$4,000

Transportation and Communications

 

 

$206,440

All Other Expenditures

 

 

$9,560

TOTAL

 

 

$220,000


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure (Steering Committee) of 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

$4,000

Transportation and Communications

206,440

All Other Expenditures

$9,560

TOTAL

$220,000

(includes funds for public hearings, fact‑finding missions as well as approval for sole source for charter flights)

Respectfully submitted, 

DAVID TKACHUK
Chair


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