Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (June 6, 2012)

Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan appeared before the committee to discuss his department’s supplementary estimates for the fiscal year.

The minister spoke about the reasons for his additional funding needs, which include costs for land claim settlements, self government agreements with various First Nation groups, and on-reserve youth employment initiatives.

He answered questions on the total cost of the proposals and elaborated on which First Nations would be included in the projects. Deputy Minister Michael Wernick also responded to questions.