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Meeting No. 50

Friday, March 21, 2003

The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources met at 1:02 p.m. this day, in the Ballroom, Radisson Plaza Hotel Admiral, Toronto, Ontario, the Chair, Raymond Bonin, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Raymond Bonin, Stan Dromisky, 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 Aboriginal Peoples Council of Toronto: Roger Obonsawin, Chair; Sharon Menow, Member; Jackie McClure. From the Aboriginal Urban Alliance of Ontario: Michael Cheena; Donna Marshall. From the Indigenous Bar Association: Mark Stevenson, President. As Individuals: Ava Hill, Member of the Six Nations of the Grand River; Philip Monture, Member of the Six Nations of the Grand River; Audrey Logan; Rebeka Tabobondung; Dan Smoke; Mary Lou Smoke; Ethel Lavalley; Deborah Richardson; Amber Silversmith; Tim Brown; Dean Sayers; Patrick Lavalley; Rosie Mosquito; Kevin Daniels; Luke Nicholas; Lisa Thundercloud; John Bigeye; Merie Rita Anderson.

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 3:50 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Elizabeth B. Kingston

Clerk of the Committee