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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Second Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2009

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


Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Issue No. 5

Second (final) meeting on:

Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Indian Oil and Gas Act

Ninth meeting 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

INCLUDING:
THE THIRD REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget 2009-2010)

THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-5)


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Indian Resource Council:

Errnol Gray, Chair;

Roy Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Delbert Wapass, Vice-Chief, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations;

Wayne Faithful, Councillor, Frog Lake First Nation.

Stoney Nakoda First Nations:

David Bearspaw, Chief, Bearspaw Band;

Clifford Poucette, Chief, Wesley Band;

Bruce Labelle, Chief, Chiniki Band;

Douglas Rae, Legal Counsel;

John Snow, Director of Oil and Gas.

Independent Lobby for Amendment to the Indian Oil & Gas Act — 1974:

Eugene Seymour, Coordinator.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

As individuals:

Bradford W. Morse, Professor, Ottawa University Law School;

John Graham, Senior associate, Institute on Governance;

Shin Imai, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

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

The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Brazeau, Brown, Campbell, Carstairs, P.C., *Cowan (or Tardif), Dyck, Hubley, Lang, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Peterson, Raine

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Campbell replaced the Honourable Senator Fraser (May 7, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Cordy (May 7, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Cordy replaced the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C. (May 6, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Fraser replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (May 5, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C. (April 29, 2009).