Special Senate Committee on the Arctic

Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
Consider the significant and rapid changes to the Arctic, and impacts on original inhabitants
(2017-09-27) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Johannes Lampe, President (Nunatsiavut Government)
  • Isabella Pain, Deputy Minister, Nunatsiavut Secretariat (Nunatsiavut Government)
  • Bob Simpson, Director, Government Affairs (Inuvialuit Regional Corporation)
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • David Barber, Professor, University of Manitoba (As an Individual)
  • Alan Kessel, Assistant Deputy Minister Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Alison LeClaire, Senior Arctic Official and Director General, Circumpolar & Eastern European Relations (Global Affairs Canada)
Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:31 PM
  • Aluki Kotierk, President (Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated)
  • The Honourable Charlie Watt, President (Makivik Corporation)
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Christopher Burn, Chancellor's Professor of Geography, Carleton University (As an Individual)
  • Louis Fortier, Professor, Laval University and ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence (As an Individual)
  • Joel Heath, Executive Director (Arctic Eider Society)
  • David J. Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer (Polar Knowledge Canada)
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • The Honourable Paul Aarulaaq Quassa, Premier of Nunavut (Government of Nunavut)
  • The Honourable Bob McLeod, Premier of the Northwest Territories (Government of Northwest Territories)
  • Virginia Mearns, Associate Deputy Minister, Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs (Government of Nunavut)
Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  • Stephen Van Dine, Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Wayne Walsh, Director General, Northern Strategic Policy Branch, Northern Affairs
Monday, February 5, 2018 at 6:04 PM
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