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Meeting No. 35
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room C-160, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Bruce Stanton, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Rob Clarke, Jean Crowder, Shelly Glover, Marc Lemay, Yvon Lévesque, Hon. Anita Neville, LaVar Payne and Bruce Stanton.


Acting Members present: Patricia Davidson for Earl Dreeshen, Kirsty Duncan for Todd Norman Russell, Devinder Shory for Shelly Glover and Joy Smith for John Weston.


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


Witnesses: Canadian North : Tracy Medve, President; Patrick Schmidt, Vice-President of NorTerra Inc., Business Development. Canada Post Corporation: Richard Joubert, Director of Transportation, Operations. Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec: Rita Novalinga, General Manager. Marché central du Nord: Peter Fogarty, President. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.: Jose A. Kusugak, Acting President; Laurie Pelly, Legal Advisor.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of Nutrition North Canada.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.


At 5:23 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Second Report of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be adopted.

The report read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, November 4, 2010, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That the Committee meet with the National Association of Friendship Centres and with the B.C. Treaty Commission at meetings to be scheduled in the new year.

2. That the Committee pursue its study of First Nations Child and Family Services by holding one meeting with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, two meetings with the Auditor General of Canada, the Auditor General of British Columbia, and Aboriginal organizations, one meeting with representatives of provincial governments, and two meetings with representatives of service providers.


It was agreed, — That the budget in the amount of $38,400 for the study of Nutrition North Canada be adopted.


At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Graeme Truelove
Clerk of the Committee

2011/01/14 11:01 a.m.