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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007

Chair: The Honourable JOAN FRASER


Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007

Issue No. 4

First and second meetings on:

Bill C-11, An Act to give effect to the Nunavik Land Claims Agreement and to make a consequential amendment to another Act

INCLUDING:
THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal procedure, language of the accused, sentencing and other amendments))

THE FIFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Taking Section 35 Rights Seriously: Non-Derogation Clauses Relating to Aboriginal and Treaty Rights)


APPEARING

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rod Bruinooge, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.


WITNESSES

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Tom Molloy, Chief Federal Negotiator;

Pat Walsh, Senior Negotiator, Makivik/Cree Offshore of Quebec;

Brian Keogh, Senior Counsel, Department of Justice Canada.

Makivik Corporation:

Pita Aatami, President;

Johnny Peters, Chief Negotiator;

Sam Silverstone, Legal Counsel;

Putulik Papigatuk, Negotiator.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Grand Council of the Cree (Eeyou Istchee):

Matthew Mukash, Grand Chief;

Roderick Pachanos, Chief;

Robert Mainville, Legal Advisor.

Government of Nunavut:

William Mackay, Senior Legal Advisor, Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Tom Molloy, Chief Federal Negotiator;

Pat Walsh, Senior Negotiator, Makivik/Cree Offshore of Quebec;

Brian Keogh, Senior Counsel, Department of Justice Canada.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joan Fraser, Chair

The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Bryden, Di Nino, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Jaffer, Joyal, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Merchant, Milne, Oliver, Stratton, 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 St. Germain, P.C., is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Stratton (December 10, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Stratton is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator St. Germain, P.C. (December 12, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator St. Germain, P.C., is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Di Nino (December 12, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Senator Di Nino is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator St. Germain, P.C. (December 14, 2007).