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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable NICK G. SIBBESTON


Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Issue No. 5

First, second, third and fourth (last) meetings on:

Bill C-20, An Act to provide for real property taxation powers of first nations, to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other acts

INCLUDING:
THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-20, Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Andy Scott, P.C., M.P.,
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

The Honourable Susan Barnes, P.C., M.P.,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Brenda Kustra, Director General, Lands and Trust Services, Governance;

Paul Salembier, General Counsel, Legislative Initiatives, Legal Services.

First Nations Fiscal Institutions Initiative:

Clarence (Manny) Jules, Spokesperson.

First Nations Financial Management Board:

Harold Calla, Chairman of Advisory Panel.

First Nations Finance Authority:

Deanna Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer.

First Nations Statistics:

Tom Bressette, Chair of Advisory Panel.

Indian Taxation Advisory Board:

Strater Crowfoot, Chairman.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia:

James R. Craven, Former Executive Director.

First Nations Finance Authority:

Deanna Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Bank of Montreal:

Ronald Jamieson, Senior Vice-President, Aboriginal Banking.

Statistics Canada:

Douglas A. Norris, Director General, Census and Demographic Statistics.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

As a panel:

Saddle Lake First Nation:

Eric J. Large, Acting Chief.

Six Nations Council:

David M. General, Chief.

Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians:

Chris McCormick, Grand Chief.

Oneida Nation of the Thames:

Randall Phillips, Chief.

Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin:

Michael Anderson, Research Director.

Swan Lake First Nation:

Robert Daniels, Chief.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

As a panel:

Canadian Property Tax Association:

Ken Marsh, Legislative Liaison.

Interim Westbank First Nation Advisory Council:

John Reddick, Chair.

Snake Island Cottagers Association:

Maurice Sandford, President.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Nick G. Sibbeston, Chair

The Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Angus, Buchanan, P.C., Christensen, Fitzpatrick, Gustafson, *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Léger, Pearson, Watt

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Stratton, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator St. Germain, P.C. (February 21, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator St. Germain, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stratton (February 24, 2005).