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Meeting No. 39
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development met at 8:35 a.m. this day, in the Baffin Room, Frobisher Inn, Iqaluit, Nunavut, the Chair, Bruce Stanton, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Rob Clarke, Earl Dreeshen, John Duncan, Yvon Lévesque, LaVar Payne, Greg Rickford, Todd Norman Russell and Bruce Stanton.


Acting Members present: Roger Gaudet for Marc Lemay and Carol Hughes for Jean Crowder.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: James Gauthier, Analyst.


Witnesses: Municipality of Iqaluit: Elisapee Sheutiapik, Mayor. Government of Nunavut: Robert Long, Deputy Minister, Department of Economic Development and Transportation. Hamlet of Pangnirtung: Simeonie Akpalialuk, Economic Development Officer. Nunavut Economic Forum: Mark Morrissey, Acting Chair. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.: Paul Kaludjak, President; Brad Hickes, Manager, Economic Development and Business Development; Jeffrey Maurice, Fisheries Advisor. Qikiqtani Inuit Association: Glenn Cousins, Representative, Business Development and Training. Nunavut Sealink & Supply Inc.: Manasie Mark, Sealift Administrator. Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.: Brooke Clements, President. Nunavut Housing Corporation: Patsy Owlijoot, Acting President; Lori Kimball, Chief Financial Officer. Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation: Patrick Doyle, Chief Executive Officer. Nunavut Development Corporation: Brian Zawadski, Senior Business Advisor. Nunavut Tourism: Colleen Dupuis, Chief Executive Officer. Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce: Chris West, President. Nunavut Arctic College: Daniel Vandermeulen, President. Arctic Co-operatives Limited: Andy Morrison, Chief Executive Officer; Stéphane Daigle, Regional Manager, Regional Office - Nunavut; Nicole Sikma, Director, Board of Directors. Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association: Rowena House, Executive Director.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, the Committee resumed its study of Northern Territories Economic Development: Barriers and Solutions.

Elisapee Sheutiapik, Robert Long and Simeonie Akpalialuk made statements and answered questions.


At 10:01 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:12 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Mark Morrissey, Paul Kaludjak, Brad Hickes, Jeffrey Maurice and Glenn Cousins made statements and answered questions.


At 11:35 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:59 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Manasie Mark and Brooke Clements made statements and answered questions.


At 2:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Patsy Owlijoot, Lori Kimball, Patrick Doyle and Brian Zawadski made statements and answered questions.


At 4:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:01 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Colleen Dupuis, Chris West, Daniel Vandermeulen, Andy Morrisson, Stéphane Daigle, Nicole Sikma and Rowena House made statements and answered questions.


At 7:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Graeme Truelove
Clerk of the Committee

2010/02/03 11:54 a.m.