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Report of the committee

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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

EIGHTEENTH REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, to study the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, and requests, for the purpose of such study, that it be empowered to engage the services of such counsel, technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, the 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

Examination of the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2020

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Friday, December 8, 2017:

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

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples in relation to its study of the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and on other matters generally relating to the Aboriginal peoples of Canada be extended from December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2018.

Nicole Proulx

Clerk of the Senate

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Thursday, November 29, 2018:

The Honourable Senator Lovelace Nicholas moved, for the Honourable Senator Dyck, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gold:

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Friday, December 8, 2017, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples in relation to its study on 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 be extended from December 31, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

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

Richard Denis

Clerk of the Senate

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SUMMARY OF BUDGET

General Expenses
$1,850
TOTAL

$1,850

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

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












Date
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
SABI MARWAH
Chair, Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

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STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ABORIGINAL PEOPLES

Examination of federal government’s constitutional and legal responsibilities to Aboriginal Peoples

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2020

GENERAL EXPENSES








PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES










HOSPITALITY



1.Hospitality - meals (0410)1,000


2.Hospitality - gifts (0424)500


Sub-total
$1,500









CONSULTANTS



3.Knowledgeable client consultant (0469)300




(1 day, $300/day)





Honoraria - Elders



Sub-total
$300








ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES










OTHER



1.Miscellaneous expenses (0798)50









Sub-total
$ 50

ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES










OTHER



Grand Total
$ 1,850

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, May 16, 2019

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, 2020, for its special study on the federal government’s constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The approved budget is as follows:

General Expenses
$1,850
TOTAL

$1,850

Respectfully submitted,

SABI MARWAH

Chair