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Meeting No. 18
Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development met at 9:08 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Bruce Stanton, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Harold Albrecht, Hon. Mauril Bélanger, Rob Clarke, Jean Crowder, John Duncan, Marc Lemay, Yvon Lévesque, LaVar Payne, Greg Rickford and Bruce Stanton.


Acting Members present: Hon. Dan McTeague for Hon. Larry Bagnell.


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


Witnesses: Treaty Land Entitlement Committee of Manitoba Inc.: Carl Braun, Executive Director; Paul Chief, Board Director. Treaty One First Nations: Glenn Hudson, Chief, Board of Directors; Terry Nelson, Chief, Board of Directors; Donovan Fontaine, Chief, Sagkeeng First Nation.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, the Committee resumed its study of the Report of the Auditor General.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 10:48 a.m., the sitting was suspended.


At 10:51 a.m., the Committee resumed sitting in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the meeting of Thursday, May 14, 2009, with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs regarding the Report of the Auditor General be postponed until Thursday, May 28, 2009.


It was agreed, — That representatives of the Grand Council of the Crees and the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation be invited to appear before the Committee to discuss Bill C-28, An Act to Amend the Cree-Naskapi Act, on Thursday, May 14, 2009.


At 11:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Graeme Truelove
Clerk of the Committee

2009/05/08 12:21 p.m.