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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable GERRY ST. GERMAIN, P.C.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Issue No. 6

Seventh and eighth meetings on:

The involvement of Aboriginal communities and businesses in economic development activities in Canada


Thursday, September 28, 2006 (morning meeting)

Wasaya Airways LP:

Tom Morris, President and CEO.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation:

Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose.

Thursday, September 28, 2006 (afternoon meeting)

As a panel:

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources:

Charlie Lauer, Assistant Deputy Minister.

Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines:

Dave Laderoute, Manager, Thunder Bay area team.


Mary Ellen Ripley, Acting Manager of Program Delivery for Northwestern Ontario;

Lesley Stefureak, Policy Advisor on Aboriginal Issues.

Pic River First Nation:

Byron LeClair, Economic Development Officer.


The Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Campbell, Dyck, Gill, Gustafson, *Hays, (or Fraser), Hubley, *LeBreton, P.C., (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Peterson, Segal, Watt

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)