Evidence of meeting #34 for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was lands.

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5:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

I wanted to inform you, colleagues, that I've received a letter from our vice-chair, Dennis Bevington, that he is resigning his position as vice-chair. So we will seek to elect a new vice-chair. I think there's a little bit of an arrangement as to who they would like to nominate.

I'm going to move out of my seat, and our clerk will take over for that election process.

As I leave, I'd like to make a nomination of that person when I get to a different seat.

May 3rd, 2012 / 5:10 p.m.

The Clerk of the Committee Mr. Jean-Marie David

Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the first vice-chair must be a member of the official opposition. I am now prepared to receive motions for the first vice-chair.

5:10 p.m.

Conservative

Chris Warkentin Peace River, AB

I'd like to nominate Jean Crowder as first vice-chair.

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The Clerk

It has been moved by Mr. Warkentin that Ms. Crowder be elected as first vice-chair of the committee. Are there any further motions?

Is it the pleasure of the committee to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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The Clerk

I declare the motion carried and Ms. Crowder duly elected.

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Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

Colleagues, I'm going to suspend for the purpose of going in camera for committee business.

[Proceedings continue in camera]