MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 23
Wednesday, May 3, 2000
The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Sue Barnes, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Claude Bachand, Sue Barnes, Ray Bonin, John Finlay, Louise Hardy, David Iftody, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Derrek Konrad, John O'Reilly.
In attendance: From the Research Department of the Library of Parliament: Mary Hurley, Tonina Simeone, Research Officers.
Witnesses: From the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Bob Watts, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Trust Services; Ray Hatfield, A/Director General, Registration, Revenues and Band Governance Branch, Lands and Trust Services; Al Broughton, Senior Counsel, Lands, Trust and Corporate Services, Legal Services Branch.
In accordance with its mandate under Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing session on the Indian Act.
Bob Watts made an opening statement and, with Ray Hatfield and Al Broughton, answered questions.
At 4:55 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee