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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-34, An Act to give effect to the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2008-06-18)
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 9:04 AM
  • Margo Novak, Negotiator, Indian and Northern Affairs, South Region (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Michel Roy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
Bill C-30, An Act to establish the Specific Claims Tribunal and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2008-05-27)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 6:30 PM
  • The Honourable Chuck Strahl, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian Affairs and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non- Status Indians (As an Individual)
  • Shawn Atleo, Regional Chief (British Columbia Assembly of First Nations)
  • Phil Fontaine, National Chief (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Candice Metallic, Legal Counsel, National Chief's Office (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Lynne Partel, Acting Executive Director, Specific Claims Reform Initiative (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Tonio Sadik, Senior Policy Planning Officer (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Bryan Schwartz, Asper Professor of International Business and Trade Law, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba (As an individual)
  • Robert Winogron, Senior Counsel, Justice Canada (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Government Response, dated April 14, 2008, to the eighth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples entitled: Safe Drinking Water for First Nations, tabled in the Senate on May 31, 2007
(2008-04-15)
Government Response, dated February 29, 2008, to the sixth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples entitled: Sharing Canada's Prosperity--A Hand Up, Not a Handout, tabled in the Senate on March 20, 2007
(2008-04-15)
Bill C-292, An Act to implement the Kelowna Accord
(2007-12-11)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 6:20 PM
  • Clément Chartier, President (Métis National Council)
  • Peter Dinsdale, Executive Director (National Association of Friendship Centres)
  • Claudette Dumont-Smith, Acting Executive Director (Native Women's Association of Canada)
  • Phil Fontaine, National Chief (Assembly of First Nations)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 8:30 AM
  • Patrick Brazeau, National Chief (Congress of Aboriginal Peoples)
  • Rod Bruinooge, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P., Wascana (House of Commons)
  • The Right Honourable Paul Martin, P.C., M.P., LaSalle-Émard (House of Commons)
  • The Honourable Andy Scott, P.C., M.P., Fredericton (House of Commons)
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
(2007-11-21)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:30 AM
  • Marc Boivin, Manager, Governance Branch (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Brenda Kustra, Director General, Governance Branch, Lands and Trust Services (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Nathalie Nepton, Director, Band Governance Directorate (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 9:37 AM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 9:35 AM
  • Ronald Campbell, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • André Côté, Director (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 9:33 AM
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 6:15 PM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 9:37 AM
  • Kevin Carlson, Assistant to Grand Chief (Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin)
  • Chief Shirley Castel, Mathias Colomb Cree Nation (Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin)
  • Elmer Derrick, Chief Negotiator (Gitxsan Nation)
  • Grand Chief Sydney Garrioch (Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin)
  • Louis Harper, Legal Political Advisor (Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin)
  • Catherine Palmer, Research Analyst (Gitxsan Nation)
  • Gordon Sebastian, Executive Director (Gitxsan Nation)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 6:22 PM
  • Richard Van Loon (As an individual)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 6:20 PM
  • Jim Aldridge, Legal Counsel (Nisga'a Nation)
  • John Merritt, Constitutional and Legislative Advisor (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Tony Penikett (As an individual)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 9:34 AM
  • Mavis Dellert, Director General, Implementation Branch (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Greg Gallo, Chief, Aboriginal Policy, Social Policy (Finance Canada)
  • Pat Gibson, Director, Acquisition Policy & Process Directorate (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • Yves Giroux, Director, Social Policy, Federal-Provincial Relations and Social Policy Branch (Finance Canada)
  • Bruno Jean, Principal Analyst, Indian Affairs and Health, Social and Cultural Sector (Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat)
  • Sue Morgan, Director General, Risk, Integrity and Strategic Management (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  • Brendan O'Donnell, Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Affairs (Parks Canada Agency)
  • Ian Redmond, Chief, Special Projects, Aboriginal Policy and Governance Directorate (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Michel Roy, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Claims and Indian Government (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Doug C. Stewart, Director General, National Parks (Parks Canada Agency)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 6:20 PM
  • Raymond Chrétien, Partner and Strategic Advisor, Fasken, Martineau, DuMoulin LLP (As an individual)
  • Anne Drost, Partner, Fasken, Martineau, DuMoulin LLP (As an individual)
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 6:17 PM
  • Roxanne L. Anderson, Partner, Advisory Services (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Joanne Johnson, Director, Advisory Services (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 6:21 PM
  • Kevin McKay, Chairperson (Nisga'a Lisims Government)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 9:40 AM
  • Alastair Campbell, Senior Policy Advisor (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Brian Craig, Director of Federal Relations (Grand Council of the Crees)
  • James Eetoolook, Acting President (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Terry Fenge, Consultant (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Bill Namagoose, Executive Director (Grand Council of the Crees)
  • Laurie Pelly, Legal Counsel (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:15 PM
  • Fran Asp, Senior Official for Intergovernmental Affairs (Champagne & Aishihik First Nations)
  • Joe Linklater, Chief (Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation)
  • Ruth Massie, Chief (Ta’an Kwach’an Council)
  • Albert Peter, Senior Official for Intergovernmental Affairs (Yukon Self Governing First Nations)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 9:37 AM
  • Michel Roy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Claims and Indian Government (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Terry Sewell, Director General, Implementation Branch, Claims and Indian Government (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Michael Wernick, Deputy Minister (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 9:33 AM
  • Frank Barrett, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Ronald Campbell, Assistant Auditor General (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 9:33 AM
  • Jim Aldridge, Legal Counsel (Nisga'a Nation)
  • Joe Kunuk, CEO (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
  • Kevin McKay, Executive Chairperson (Nisga'a Nation)
  • John Merritt, Constitutional and Legislative Advisor (Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.)
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 6:17 PM
  • Marc Brooks, Director General, Community Development Branch (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Christine Cram, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Socio-economic Policy and Regional Operations Sector (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
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Orders of Reference

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