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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, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Issue No. 12

Twenty-first 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 (Issues pertaining to Indian Act elections)

First (final) meeting on:

BillC-41, An Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to others Acts

INCLUDING:
THE SEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(BillC-41, An Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to others Acts)

THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Supplementary Budget 2009-10 for its Special Study on matters relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada)


APPEARING:

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

John Duncan, M.P.,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chiefs of Ontario:

Angus Toulouse, Ontario Regional Chief;

Johanna Lazore, Senior Policy Analyst.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Eric Denhoff, Chief Federal Negotiator.

Department of Justice Canada:

Lorne Beiles, Counsel.

Maa-nulth First Nations:

Charles Cootes, Chief, Uchucklesaht Tribe;

Tess Smith, Chief, Kyuquot/Checkleseth First Nations;

Violet Mundy, Chief, Ucluelet First Nation;

Anne Mack, Chief, Toquaht Nation;

Gary Yabsley, Chief Negotiator, Kyuquot/Checkleseth First Nations.


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 rule85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Hounourable Senator Hubley replaced the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C. (June 18, 2009).

The Hounourable Senator Lang replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (June 18, 2009).

The Hounourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Hubley (June 17, 2009).

The Hounourable Senator Sibbeston replaced the Hounourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C. (June 16, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Lang (June 16, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Sibbeston (June 15, 2009).