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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-08

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


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Issue No. 15

First meeting on:

Bill C-30, An Act to establish the Specific Claims Tribunal and to make consequential amendments to other acts


APPEARING:

The Honourable Chuck Strahl, P.C, M.P., Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians


WITNESSES:

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Lynne Partel, Acting Executive Director, Specific Claims Reform Initiative;

Robert Winogron, Senior Counsel, Justice Canada.

Assembly of First Nations:

Phil Fontaine, National Chief;

Candice Metallic, Legal Counsel, National Chief's Office;

Tonio Sadik, Senior Policy Planning Officer.

As an individual:

Bryan Schwartz, Asper Professor of International Business and Trade Law, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba;

British Columbia Assembly of First Nations:

Shawn Atleo, Regional Chief.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

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

The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Campbell, Dallaire, Dyck, Gill, Gustafson, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Hubley, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Peterson, Segal

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)