Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Today, we are holding the 11th meeting of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
Pursuant to the order of reference of Friday, February 13, 2009, the committee is going to study C-5, An Act to amend the Indian Oil and Gas Act.
This morning we are in consideration of clause-by-clause for Bill C-5.
We welcome back Karl Jacques and John Dempsey, from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, for their help and assistance throughout the course of this morning. You know that we have certainly considered testimony from several witnesses and organizations to help us with consideration of this bill.
At this point we will proceed to consideration of clauses 1 and 2.
(Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to)
(On clause 3)
There has been an amendment circulated for clause 3. I think members have it. It's on a single page, and it's in respect of proposed subsection 28(1). This would be an addition to the bill. It would be after line 13, on page 21.
It should be noted that this amendment, which has been proposed by Monsieur Bélanger, is nearly identical to Ms. Crowder's amendment. Members, if we adopt the first motion by Mr. Bélanger, that would essentially negate the second motion by Ms. Crowder.