The Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development met in a televised session at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Bruce Stanton, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Hon. Larry Bagnell, Rob Clarke, Jean Crowder, Earl Dreeshen, Shelly Glover, Marc Lemay, Yvon Lévesque, Hon. Anita Neville, LaVar Payne, Todd Norman Russell, Bruce Stanton and John Weston.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: James Gauthier, Analyst; Danielle Lussier, Analyst.
Appearing: Hon. John Duncan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.
Witnesses: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: Christine Cram, Assistant Deputy Minister, Education and Social Development Programs and Partnerships Sector; Odette Johnston, Director, Social Programs Reform Directorate.
The Hon. John Duncan made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 3:55 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the sitting was suspended.
At 4:21 p.m., the sitting resumed.
At 4:48 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.
At 5:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Graeme TrueloveClerk of the Committee