Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Aboriginal Peoples

Issue 3 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, March 31, 2009
(6)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 9:31 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Brazeau, Carstairs, P.C., Dyck, Lang, Peterson, Raine, Sibbeston, St. Germain, P.C., and Watt (9).

In attendance: Tonina Simeone and Karin Phillips, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, the committee continued its consideration of the federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and on other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1).

WITNESS:

As an individual:

William B. Henderson, Barrister and Solicitor.

Mr. Henderson made a statement and responded to questions.

At 11:07 a.m. the committee suspended.

At 11:08 a.m., pursuant to rule 92(2)(e), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

It was agreed that senators' staff remain in the room.

At 11:21 a.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 1, 2009
(7)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples met this day at 6:29 p.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the chair, the Honourable Gerry St. Germain, P.C., Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Brazeau, Campbell, Dyck, Hubley, Lang, Lovelace Nicholas, Peterson, Raine, Sibbeston, and St. Germain, P.C. (10).

In attendance: Tonina Simeone, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, the committee continued its consideration of the federal government's constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and on other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1).

WITNESS:

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada:

Daniel Buteau, Coordinator, Elementary-Secondary Education.

The chair made opening remarks.

Mr. Buteau made a statement and responded to questions.

At 7:57 p.m. the committee suspended.

At 7:58 p.m., pursuant to rule 92(2)(e), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

It was agreed that senators' staff remain in the room.

At 8:30 p.m., it was agreed that the committee adjourn to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Gaëtane Lemay

Acting Clerk of the Committee


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