The Standing Committee on Finance met at 9:00 a.m. this day, in the Copper Room, Yellowknife Inn, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, James Rajotte, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Bob Dechert, Jean-Yves Laforest, Massimo Pacetti and James Rajotte.
Acting Members present: Dennis Bevington for Thomas J. Mulcair.
Associate Members present: Ron Cannan.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: June Dewetering, Chief Analyst; Mark Mahabir, Analyst. House of Commons: Travis Ladouceur, Committee Clerk.
Witnesses: Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited: Larry Connell, Corporate Director of Sustainable Development, Corporate Office. Northern Territories Federation of Labour: Mary Lou Cherwaty, President. Pembina Institute - Arctic Energy Solutions Program: Katherine Mackenzie, Policy Analyst. Alberta Association of Colleges and Technical Institutes: Tim Schultz, Executive Director. Alternatives North: Suzette Montreuil, Co-Chair; Aggie Brockman, Co-chair. Government of the Northwest Territories: Margaret Melhorn, Deputy Minister of Finance, Department of Finance. Municipality of Baker Lake: David Simailak, Deputy Mayor; Andrew Gamble, Consultant, Andrew Gamble and Associates. Public Service Alliance of Canada: Jean-François Des Lauriers, Regional Executive Vice-President, Northern Region.
Larry Connell, Mary Lou Cherwaty, Katherine Mackenzie, Tim Schultz, Suzette Montreuil, Aggie Brockman, Margaret Melhorn, David Simailak, Andrew Gamble and Jean-François Des Lauriers made statements and answered questions.
At 10:57 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Jean-François PagéClerk of the Committee