Report of the committee

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples has the honour to present its

FOURTH REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Thursday, February 18, 2016, to study best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in First Nation and Inuit communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Northwest Territories, respectfully requests supplementary funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

The original budget application submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee were printed in the Journals of the Senate on March 24, 2016. On March 24, 2016, the Senate approved the release of $212,550 to the committee.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, the supplementary budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

LILLIAN EVA DYCK

Chair

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

Study on best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in the North

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2017

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Thursday, February 18, 2016:

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Dyck moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Mercer:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples be authorized to examine and report on best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in First Nation and Inuit communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Northwest Territories, including, but not limited to:

(a innovative solutions and technologies for the construction of housing in the North;

(b financing opportunities and challenges to the construction, operations, and maintenance costs of housing;

(c federal and cost-shared territorial programs and activities in relation to northern housing;

That the committee submit its final report no later than October 31, 2016 and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings for 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

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Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Monday, December 12, 2016:

The Honourable Senator Dyck moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples in relation to its study on best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in First Nation and Inuit communities in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Northwest Territories be extended from December 31, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

After debate,

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Charles Robert

Clerk of the Senate

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SUMMARY OF BUDGET

General Expenses

$16,700
TOTAL

$16,700

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples on Tuesday, February 6, 2017.

The undersigned or an alternate will be in attendance on the date that this budget is considered.












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Présidente du Comité sénatorial permanent des peuples autochtones
LILLIAN EVA DYCK
Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples











Date
Président du Comité permanent de la régie interne, des budgets et de l’administration
LEO HOUSAKOS
Chair, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

Study on best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in the North

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2017

GENERAL EXPENSES






PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES








OTHER

1.
Translation Services - External (0445)16,700
Total of General Expenses
$16,700

The Senate Administration has reviewed this budget application.












Date
Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk,
Committees Directorate











Date
Nathalie Charpentier, Comptroller,
Finance and Procurement Directorate

APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples for the proposed expenditures of the said committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, for the purpose of its special study on best practices and on-going challenges relating to housing in the North, as authorized by the Senate on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The approved budget is as follows:

General Expenses

$16,700
TOTAL

$16,700

Respectfully submitted,

LEO HOUSAKOS

Chair