Evidence of meeting #39 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 estimates.

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  • Michael Wernick  Deputy Minister, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

4:50 p.m.

NDP

Jinny Sims Newton—North Delta, BC

Well, there are actually so many different sections in this.

As I was listening to him, I heard your admonition at the beginning and I was very conscious of it. But when you look at it, he talks about the supplementary estimates of $150 million that will go.... Then he gets into the action plan of 2007, which once again has very little to do with it here. Then he starts giving the history—

4:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

Ms. Sims, have you had a chance to read the estimates (A)?

4:50 p.m.

NDP

Jinny Sims Newton—North Delta, BC

I have had a chance to—

4:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

I believe you'll find all that information contained within that document.

4:50 p.m.

NDP

Jinny Sims Newton—North Delta, BC

I really would urge you to...and I think I saw some nodding of heads—

4:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

I'm not finding that this is a point of order.

We'll turn it over to Mr. Genest-Jourdain to complete his questions with regard to the supplementary estimates (A).

4:50 p.m.

NDP

Jonathan Genest-Jourdain Manicouagan, QC

As indicated, it's at section 1(a), under the heading Department, on page 63. It's all there.

Regardless, I will share my time with Ms. Hughes.

4:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

Ms. Hughes, we'll turn it over to you for the last minute.

4:50 p.m.

NDP

Carol Hughes Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, ON

First of all, it's just with respect to some clarification from you, because everything that we are asking has to do with expenses from the estimates. So basically what you're saying is that you're not allowing the minister to answer the question.

4:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

That is absolutely not the case, Ms. Hughes. I am actually asking that members limit their questions to supplementary estimates (A).

4:50 p.m.

NDP

Carol Hughes Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, ON

And that is exactly what we've had here. The information we're requesting is specific to the estimates.

4:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

So far, Ms. Hughes, I haven't heard a question concerning the supplementary estimates (A).

4:50 p.m.

NDP

Carol Hughes Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, ON

So if you're not going to answer the questions by my colleague, then I will ask a question—

4:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Chris Warkentin

Ms. Hughes, your time has now expired.

We'll move on to the next questioner.

We're going to turn to Mr. Wilks for seven minutes.

4:50 p.m.

Conservative

David Wilks Kootenay—Columbia, BC

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

I would like to welcome the minister here and say hello to all of his friends he might have known in his old former hometown.

With regard to supplementary estimates (A) for 2012-13, on page 66 of the document that I have in front of me, the total supplementary is just under $161.2 million. Could you please outline for the committee some of the key initiatives included in these supplementary estimates?