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Meeting No. 48

Thursday, March 20, 2003

The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources met at 7:58 p.m. this day, in the Ballroom of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Admiral, Toronto, Ontario, the Chair, Raymond Bonin, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Raymond Bonin, Stan Dromisky, John Godfrey, Charles Hubbard, Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Pat Martin.

Other Member present: Rick Laliberté.

In attendance: From the Committees Branch: Marc-Olivier Girard, Committee Clerk.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Mary Hurley, Analyst.

Witnesses: From the Anglican Church of Canada: Jim Boyles, Archdeacon, General Secretary. From the United Church of Canada: Rev. Anne Miller, Speaker for the All Native Circle Conference; Rev. Jim Sinclair, General Secretary, General Council Offices; Choice U. Okoro, Program Officer, Human Rights and Reconciliation Initiatives. From the Quaker Aboriginal Affairs Committee: Lorraine Land, Associate, Past National Chair of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition, Articling Lawyer, Klippensteins, Barristers and Solicitors; Jennifer Preston Howe, Programme Associate. From York University: Fred Lazar, Economist, Schulich School of Business.

Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Monday, October 7, 2002, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-7, An Act respecting leadership selection, administration and accountability of Indian bands, and to make related amendments to other Acts (See Minutes of Proceedings, Monday, January 27, 2003, Meeting No. 14).

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 9:27 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Elizabeth B. Kingston

Clerk of the Committee