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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 50
 
Monday, November 19, 2012
 

The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 362, East Block, the Chair, Chris Warkentin, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Dennis Bevington, Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, Jean Crowder, Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, Blake Richards, Greg Rickford, Kyle Seeback, Chris Warkentin and David Wilks.

 

Acting Members present: Claude Patry for Carol Hughes.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Norah Kielland, Analyst; Tonina Simeone, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: Andrew Beynon, Director General, Community Opportunities Branch; Kris Johnson, Senior Director, Lands Modernization. National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association: Leona Irons, Executive Director; Wanda McGonigle, Member, Board of Director. Devlin Gailus Barristers and Solicitors: John Gailus, Partner. First Nations Tax Commission: Clarence T. Jules, Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer. Assembly of First Nations: Simon Bird, Vice Chief, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations; Kathleen Lickers, Legal and Technical Advisor . Department of Justice: Paul Salembier, General Counsel, Operations and Programs. As an individual: Gordon Shanks. National Aboriginal Economic Development Board: Sharon Stinson Henry, Member. Buffalo Point First Nation: John Thunder, Chief.

 

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee study the subject matter of clauses 206 to 209 (Indian Act) of Bill C-45, A Second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures.

 

On motion of Greg Rickford, it was agreed, — That in relation to the study of the subject matter of clauses 206 to 209 (Indian Act) of Bill C-45, the proposed budget in the amount of $ 10,700, be adopted.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion agreed to by the Committee on Monday, November 19, 2012, the Committee commenced consideration of the subject matter of clauses 206 to 209 (Indian Act) of Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures.
 

Andrew Beynon made a statement and, with Kris Johnson and Paul Salembier answered questions.

 

At 4:12 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

Kathleen Lickers, Clarence T. Jules, Sharon Stinson Henry and Leona Irons made statements and, with Simon Bird and Wanda McGonigle, answered questions.

 

At 5:20 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:26 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

John Gailus, Gordon Shanks and John Thunder made statements and answered questions.

 

At 6:09 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:13 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 

It was agreed, — That, following its consideration of the subject matter of clauses 206 to 209 (Indian Act) of Bill C-45, the Committee send a letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance informing him that the Committee has no amendments to propose.

 

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to its order of reference of Thursday, November 8, 2012, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development be invited to appear on Thursday, November 28, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in relation to the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2012-13.

 

It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure meet on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 to consider matters related to committee business.

 

At 6:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



James M. Latimer
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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