Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Arbitration Board (Inuvialuit)

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The Arbitration Board was established under section 18 of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement to provide a mechanism to arbitrate disputes between the Inuvialuit and the governments of Canada, the Northwest Territories or Yukon, as well as between the Inuvialuit and industry.

Appointment Provisions

The Arbitration Board shall have eleven members, including a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman. The GiC shall appoint five members of the Board, among whom shall be the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman. Of the three members appointed by the GiC, each of the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of the Yukon Territory shall designate one. Where the parties cannot agree on a Chairman or Vice-Chairman or both, the Chief Justice of either of the Territories may appoint a Chairman or a Vice-Chairman or both at the request of one of the parties.

Each of the Inuvialuit and Industry(*) shall appoint three members of the Arbitration Board. Each member shall be remunerated and replaced by the party that appointed him. The term of office of all members, including the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman shall be three years and they are eligible to be re-appointed on the expiration of the term.

Consultation

The appointment of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman by the GiC must be acceptable to the Inuvialuit and Industry(*).

(*)Industry
means the five largest commercial and industrial entities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region with regard to assets, but not more than two of such entities shall be controlled by Inuvialuit.

Remuneration

Chairman

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($400 - $550)

Vice-Chairman

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($400 - $550)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($335 - $400)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman
Lal, Stindar K.
Courtice, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-12-20
2020-12-19
Vice-Chairman
1 Vacant Position
Member
Gower, Neil
Edmonton, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-05-28
2018-05-27
Member (Yukon)
Lamarche, Serge
Whitehorse, Yukon
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2009-10-01
2018-09-30
Member (Northwest Territories)
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 2

British Columbia Treaty Commission

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The purpose of the British Columbia Treaty Commission is to facilitate, in British Columbia, the negotiation of treaties among one or more First Nations, the Province of British Columbia and Canada. The Commission was established by the British Columbia Treaty Commission Act. The facilitation role includes: accepting First Nations into the treaty process; assessing the parties' readiness to negotiate; allocating negotiation support funding (provided by Canada and British Columbia) to First Nations; monitoring the progress of negotiations; and publishing an annual report for tabling in Parliament and the British Columbia Legislature.

Appointment Provisions

British Columbia Treaty Commission Act

The Commission consists of the Chief Commissioner and not more than four other commissioners.

The Chief Commissioner is appointed jointly by the Governor in Council, the Lieutenant Governor in Council and the Summit for a term not exceeding three years. The Chief Commissioner holds office during pleasure and may be removed by the Governor in Council, the Lieutenant Governor in Council and the Summit jointly.

One commissioner is to be appointed by order of the Governor in Council, one commissioner is to be appointed by order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council and two commissioners are to be appointed by resolution of the Summit. A commissioner holds office during pleasure but may be removed by the person or body that appointed the commissioner. A commissioner may be reappointed. The Chief Commissioner shall act as the chief executive officer.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chief Commissioner or if that office is vacant, the other commissioners may designate, by unanimous agreement, one of them to act as Chief Commissioner during the absence, incapacity or vacancy, and the commissioner so designated has and may exercise all of the powers and perform all of the duties and functions of the Chief Commissioner.

Quorum

The Chief Commissioner, one commissioner appointed by the Governor in Council, one commissioner appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and one commissioner appointed by the Summit constitute a quorum of the Commission.

Remuneration

Commissioner (Canada)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Commissioner
Haldane, Celeste
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2017-04-12
2020-04-11
Commissioner (Canada)
Lampert, Jerry
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2017-03-08
2018-03-07

Canadian High Arctic Research Station

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Appointment Provisions

Canadian High Arctic Research Station Act


The organization and administration of Canadian High Arctic Research Station are to be overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members, including a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson. The members of the Board are to be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office on a part-time basis.

Members of the Board are appointed to hold office during pleasure for terms of up to five years. A member of the Board is eligible for reappointment for a second term of office in the same or another capacity.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, or a vacancy in that office, the Vice-Chairperson acts as Chairperson.

The President of Canadian High Arctic Research Station is to be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure on a full-time basis for a term of up to five years.

The President is eligible for reappointment for one or more further terms of office.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the President, or a vacancy in that office, the Board must appoint an employee of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station to act as President. However, the acting President may act as President for longer than 90 days only with the approval of the Governor in Council.

Eligibility/Conflicts

Persons appointed to the Board must have knowledge or experience that will assist Canadian High Arctic Research Station in carrying out its purpose, having regard to the ethnic, linguistic and regional diversity of Canada’s Arctic.

Remuneration

Members of the Board are to be paid the remuneration that is fixed by the Governor in Council.

Members of the Board are entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses while absent from their ordinary place of residence in the course of their duties under this Act.

The President is to be paid the remuneration that is fixed by the Governor in Council.

The President is entitled to be paid reasonable travel and living expenses while absent from his or her ordinary place of work in the course of his or her duties under this Act.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($550 - $650)

Vice-Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($550 - $650)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($375 - $450)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President
Scott, David
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-08-10
2020-08-09
Chairperson
Boudreault, Richard
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2015-07-28
2020-07-27
Vice-Chairperson
Forand, Liseanne
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
2022-06-20
Member
Anderson, Gerald
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
2017-06-15
2022-06-14
Delisle-Alaku, Adamie
Kuujjuaq, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-06-21
2022-06-20
Karetak-Lindell, Nancy
Arviat, Nunavut
During Pleasure
2017-06-15
2022-06-14
King, Janet E.
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-06-18
2020-06-17
Murray, Maribeth
Cochrane, Alberta
During Pleasure
2017-06-15
2022-06-14
Nightingale, John
West Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2017-06-15
2022-06-14
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1

Cree-Naskapi Commission

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The Cree-Naskapi Commission is an independent body established in June 1984 under section 158 of the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act. The role of the Cree-Naskapi Commission is to receive and consider the complaint of any interested person respecting the implementation of the Act and to report its conclusions and recommendations to the interested parties and the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act

The Commission consists of a maximum of three individuals appointed by the GIC on the recommendation of the Cree Regional Authority and the Naskapi Band for a renewable term of two years. A member may be removed for cause. The GIC shall designate one member of the Commission as Chairman.

A Council member, officer, employee or agent of a band is not eligible to be appointed.

If a member dies, resigns or is removed for cause, a new member shall be appointed for the duration of the unexpired term.

If a member is absent or incapacitated, the GIC may, on the recommendation of the Cree Regional Authority and the Naskapi Band, appoint a temporary substitute member on such terms as are fixed by the GIC.

Within six months after the fifth anniversary of the coming into force of this Part, the Governor in Council shall appoint a person or persons to inquire into the powers, duties and operation of the Commission.

Eligibility/Conflicts

A council member, officer, employee or agent of a band is not eligible to be appointed or to continue to serve as a member of the Commission.

Quorum

All members.

Remuneration

Chairman and Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($365 - $430)

Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($365 - $430)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairman and Member
Saunders, Richard
Renfrew, Ontario
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2019-04-11
Part-time Members
Awashish, Philip
Mistissini, Quebec
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2019-04-11
Kanatewat, Robert
Chisasibi, Quebec
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2019-04-11

First Nations Financial Management Board

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The mandate of the Financial Management Board is to assist first nations in developing the capacity to meet their financial management requirements; to develop and support the application of general credit rating criteria to first nations; to provide review and audit services respecting first nation financial management; to provide assessment and certification services respecting first nation financial management and financial performance; to provide financial monitoring services respecting first nation financial management and financial performance; to provide co-management and third-party management services (respecting local revenues only); and to assist first nations in their dealings with other governments respecting financial management, including matters of accountability and shared fiscal responsibility; to assist first nations in the development, implementation and improvement of financial relationships with financial institutions, business partners and other governments to enable the economic and social development of first nations; and to provide advice, policy research, and review and evaluative services on the development of fiscal arrangements between first nations’ governments and other governments.

Head Office

Vancouver, British Columbia

Appointment Provisions

First Nations Fiscal Management Act

The First Nations Financial Management Board is managed by a board of directors consisting of a minimum of nine and a maximum of thirteen directors, including a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson. The board of directors shall be composed of men and women from across Canada, including members of first nations, who are committed to the strengthening of first nation financial management and who have the experience or capacity to enable the Board to fulfil its mandate.

The GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, shall appoint a Chairperson and a minimum of five, and a maximum of nine other directors, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding five years, subject to removal by the GIC at any time for cause. Directors may be re-appointed for a second or subsequent term of office. In determining the term of appointment of directors, the GIC shall endeavour to ensure that the terms of no more than three directors expire in any one calendar year.

The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada, or any other body prescribed by regulation, shall appoint up to three additional directors to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding five years.

The board of directors shall elect a Vice-Chairperson from among the directors. In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson shall assume the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

Eligibility/Conflicts

The board of directors shall be composed of men and women from across Canada, including members of first nations, who are committed to the strengthening of first nation financial management and who have the experience or capacity to enable the Board to fulfil its mandate.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($675 - $800)
  • Directors shall be paid the remuneration determined by the Governor in Council.

Directors

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($475 - $550)
  • Directors shall be paid the remuneration determined by the Governor in Council.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Calla, Harold
North Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2010-12-01
2019-11-30
Directors
Bernard, Joanna
Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2014-11-27
2018-11-26
Davis, Caroline E.
Kingston, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-08
2018-12-31
Grdina, Norman G.
Coquitlam, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-03-08
2019-01-01
Muise, Deanna
Edmonton, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2013-06-06
2018-06-05
Prodger, Jim
Truro, Nova Scotia
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-14
2018-12-13
Titus, Brian
Oliver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2014-06-13
2019-06-12
3 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 3

First Nations Tax Commission

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The purposes of the First Nations Tax Commission are to: ensure the integrity of the system of first nations real property taxation and promote a common approach to first nations real property taxation nationwide, having regard to variations in provincial real property taxation systems; ensure that the real property taxation systems of first nations reconcile the interests of taxpayers with the responsibilities of chiefs and councils to govern the affairs of first nations; prevent, or provide for the timely resolution of, disputes in relation to the application of local revenue laws; assist first nations in the exercise of their jurisdiction over real property taxation on reserve lands and build capacity in first nations to administer their taxation systems; develop training programs for first nation real property tax administrators; assist first nations to achieve sustainable economic development through the generation of stable local revenues; promote a transparent first nations real property taxation regime that provides certainty to taxpayers; promote understanding of the real property taxation systems of first nations; and provide advice to the Minister regarding future development of the framework within which local revenue laws are made.

Head Office

Kamloops, British Columbia

Appointment Provisions

First Nations Fiscal Management Act

The First Nations Tax Commission consists of 10 commissioners, including a Chief Commissioner and Deputy Chief Commissioner. The Commission shall be composed of men and women from across Canada, including members of first nations, who are committed to the development of a system of first nations real property taxation and who have the experience or capacity to enable the Commission to fulfil its mandate.

The Chief Commissioner, Deputy Chief Commissioner and four commissioners shall be appointed by the GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding five years, subject to removal by the Governor in Council at any time for cause. Three additional commissioners, one of whom shall be a taxpayer using reserve lands for commercial, one for residential and one for utility purposes, shall be appointed by the GIC, on the recommendation of the Minister, to hold office during good behaviour for terms not exceeding five years, subject to removal by the Governor in Council at any time for cause. A commissioner may be reappointed for a second or subsequent term of office. In determining the term of appointment of commissioners, other than the Chief Commissioner and the Deputy Chief Commissioner, the GIC shall endeavour to ensure that the terms of no more than three commissioners expire in any one calendar year. A body prescribed by regulation shall appoint an additional commissioner to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding five years.

The Chief Commissioner shall hold office on a full-time basis, while the other commissioners shall hold office on a part-time basis.

The Chief Commissioner is the chief executive officer of the Commission and has supervision over, and direction of, the work and staff of the Commission. In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chief Commissioner, or if the office of Chief Commissioner is vacant, the Deputy Chief Commissioner shall assume the duties and functions of the Chief Commissioner.

Eligibility/Conflicts

The Commission shall be composed of men and women from across Canada, including members of first nations, who are committed to the development of a system of first nations real property taxation and who have the experience or capacity to enable the Commission to fulfil its mandate.

Remuneration

Deputy Chief Commissioner

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($675 - $800)

Commissioners

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($475 - $550)

Commissioner (Tax Payer - Commercial Purposes)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($475 - $550)

Commissioner (Tax Payer - Residential Purposes)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($475 - $550)

Commissioner (Tax Payer - Utility Purposes)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($475 - $550)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chief Commissioner
Jules, Clarence T. (Manny)
Kamloops, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2006-11-22
2018-11-21
Deputy Chief Commissioner
Paul, David
Perth Andover, New Brunswick
During Good Behaviour
2010-08-06
2018-08-05
Commissioners
Auclair, Céline
Gatineau, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2013-06-06
2018-06-05
Lafond, Lester
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2011-06-23
2018-06-14
McCue, William
Georgina Island, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-18
2018-05-17
1 Vacant Position
Commissioner (Taxpayer - Commercial purposes)
Price, Randy
North Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2017-05-18
2018-05-17
Commissioner (Taxpayer - Residential purposes)
Brochu, Leslie
Chase, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2016-06-15
2018-06-14
Commissioner (Taxpayer - Utility purposes)
Marsh, Kenneth
Okotoks, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2012-05-31
2018-05-30
Total vacancies: 1

James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA) was signed in 1975 as part of a commitment by the Canadian Government to deal with land issues dating back to the 1800s. The Agreement was one of Canada’s first modern land claim settlements and includes as its major components a land regime; environment and social protection; local government provisions; education; hunting, fishing and trapping provisions; economic development; health and social services; and the role of the federal government.

Appointment Provisions

The Administrator is appointed by the Governor in Council upon recommendation by the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

The President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is, ex officio, the Administrator.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the President or a vacancy in that office, any person acting as the President for the time being pursuant to subsection 65(4) or 65(5) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, is ex officio, the Administrator.

Remuneration

Administrator

  • Not Paid (public servant)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Administrator
Hallman, Ronald Lionel
Kemptville, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2013-07-08

National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board is the only national, non-political organization of its kind working to promote the growth of Aboriginal business in Canada. The Board acts as a vital link between policy makers, legislators, government departments, and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business and community leaders, providing counsel on all matters pertaining to Aboriginal economic development. Since its establishment in 1990, the Board has championed the view that enabling Aboriginal people to create well-being and wealth for themselves is the key to enhancing economic opportunities for all of Canada's Aboriginal peoples, and building a stronger Canada.

Head Office

Gatineau, Quebec

Appointment Provisions

The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board consists of not more than 13 members to be appointed by the GiC, one of whom shall be designated by the GiC as Chairperson of the Board and another of whom shall be designated by the GiC as Vice-Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson shall exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chairperson. In the event of the absence or incapacity the Vice-Chairperson, or if the office of Vice-Chairperson is vacant, the members present at a duly constituted meeting shall elect the Chairperson for that meeting.

The Deputy Minister of Industry, the Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development shall be ex officio members of the Board, and are in addition to the members appointed pursuant to the previous paragraph.

Quorum

The Chairperson, or a member of the Board designated by the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson, and three other members of the Board constitute a quorum of the Board. In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Vice-Chairperson, or if the office of Vice-Chairperson is vacant, the Chairperson, or a member of the Board designated by the Chairperson, and four other members of the Board constitute a quorum.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by the Minister

Vice-Chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by the Minister

Member

  • Fixed by the Minister

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Louie, Clarence
Oliver, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-22
2020-11-21
Vice-Chairperson and Member
Madahbee, Dawn
Little Current, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2020-04-29
Members
Bernard, Darlene
Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-06-18
2018-06-17
Delorme, Marie
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-06-13
2018-06-12
Paul, Terrance
Membertou, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2020-04-29
Stinson Henry, Sharon
Orillia, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
7 Vacant Positions
Ex officio Member (DM of Industry)
Knubley, John
Ottawa, Ontario
2012-09-17
Ex officio Member (DM of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
Laurendeau, Hélène
Gatineau, Quebec
2016-04-04
Ex officio Member (DM of Employment and Social Development)
Levonian, Louise
Ottawa, Ontario
2016-05-16
Total vacancies: 7

Nunavut Wildlife Management Board

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA), signed in 1993, is the largest land claim agreement in Canadian history, governing an area that is one-fifth of Canada's land mass. At the centre of this modern, comprehensive agreement are the lands and resources co-management boards that guarantee Inuit meaningful involvement and participation in decisions relating to the preservation and future development of lands within the Nunavut Settlement Area (NSA). The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s mandate is the following: to help ensure the protection and wise use of wildlife and wildlife habitat for the long-term benefit of Inuit and the rest of the public of Nunavut and Canada. It attempts to fulfill this mandate by carrying out its various functions, as set out in the NLCA, in cooperation with its Inuit and Government partners.

Head Office

Iqaluit, Nunavut

Appointment Provisions

The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) consists of nine members to be appointed as follows:
  • one member on the advice of the Minister responsible for fish and marine mammals to represent the public interest;
  • one member on the advice of the Minister responsible for the Canadian Wildlife Service;
  • one member on the advice of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in consultation with the Commissioner-in-Executive Council. This member shall be ordinarily resident in the Nunavut Settlement Area.
  • four members appointed by each of the four Designated Inuit Organizations (DIO).
  • one member appointed by the Commissioner-in-Executive Council.

The Governor in Council shall appoint a Chairperson from nominations provided by the NWMB.

Each member shall be appointed to hold office during good behaviour for a term of four years. Members may be removed from office at any time for cause by the person appointing them. Members are eligible for reappointment.

Where a vacancy occurs, a replacement member may be appointed by the body that made the original appointment.

A vacancy in the membership of the NWMB does not impair the right of the remainder to act.

Where a Minister nominated a member to the Board who is not a public servant, that Minister shall have the right to have an officer of the Minister's department attend all meetings of the NWMB as a non-voting observer.

Where a DIO appoints a member to the NWMB, that DIO shall have the right to have a technical advisor attend all meetings as a non-voting observer.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($300 - $350)
  • Plus travel and living expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties.

Member (Fish and Marine Mammals)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Plus travel and living expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties.

Member (Canadian Wildlife Service)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Plus travel and living expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties.

Member (Resident In The Nunavut Settlement Area)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Plus travel and living expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
1 Vacant Position
Member (Fish and Marine Mammals)
Shewchuk, Daniel Mark
Morris, Manitoba
During Good Behaviour
2014-06-13
2018-06-12
Member (Canadian Wildlife Service)
Kritterdlik, David
Whale Cove, Nunavut
During Good Behaviour
2015-06-18
2019-06-17
Member (Resident in the Nunavut Settlement Area)
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 2

Office of the Treaty Commissioner in Saskatchewan

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

Within the current mandate of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, the role of the Treaty Commissioner includes, but is not limited to, the following: facilitating meetings between the Crown and Treaty First Nations to discuss treaty issues; developing a capacity for, and engaging in, public information and public awareness programming; developing a capacity to conduct independent and focussed research and prepare reports which will contribute to the resolution of an issue and promote solutions; arranging for mediation services upon mutual request by the Government of Canada and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations; developing an independent capacity to analyse and report on the positions of the parties on specific treaty issues and advising of areas of agreement and divergence; monitoring the implementation of agreements reached between the Government of Canada and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations as directed; and presenting to the parties, an annual report detailing the progress on fulfilling the mandate of the Office and agreed upon work plan.

Appointment Provisions

The Treaty Commissioner shall be appointed by the GiC, by agreement of the Parties (Government of Canada and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations) for a term mutually agreed upon by the Parties. The term of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner may be extended beyond the five year period by agreement of the Parties. The Treaty Commissioner may be removed prior to the expiry of his or her term by mutual agreement of the Parties.

Remuneration

Treaty Commissioner

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Treaty Commissioner
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies: 1

Renewable Resources Board (Gwich'in)

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The Gwich’in Renewable Resource Board (GRRB) was established under the guidance of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (GCLCA) to be the main instrument of wildlife, fish and forest management in the Gwich'in Settlement Area (GSA). Its mission is to conserve and manage renewable resources within the Gwich'in Settlement Area in a sustainable manner to meet the needs of the public today and in the future.

Head Office

Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Appointment Provisions

The Board shall consist of the following:
  • six members and six alternate members to be appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council of the Government of the Northwest Territories ("Executive Council"), of whom three members and three alternate members shall be appointed from nominees put forward by each of the Gwich'in and government, provided that the Board shall include at least one resident of the Northwest Territories who is not a participant as defined in the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement;
  • a Chairperson, resident in the settlement area, to be nominated by the members of the Board appointed as set out above and appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council.

Each member shall be appointed to hold office for a specific term not to exceed five years. A member may be reappointed.

A member may be removed from office at any time for cause by the Governor in Council and Executive Council after consultation with or at the request of the body which nominated the member.

Should any party fail to nominate members to the Board within 90 days of the date of settlement legislation, the Governor in Council and Executive Council may jointly appoint any persons to complete the Board.

In the event that the Board does not recommend a Chairperson within 90 days after the other members of the Board are appointed, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development jointly with the Minister of Renewable Resources of the Government of the Northwest Territories shall, after consultation with the Board, recommend a Chairperson to the Governor in Council and Executive Council.

Board members shall not be considered to have conflict of interest by reason only of being public servants or employees of Gwich'in organizations.

Each member shall, before entering upon his or her duties as such, take and subscribe before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, an oath in the form set out in the Agreement.

Quorum

A majority of the members from time to time in office constitutes a quorum of the Board.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($300 - $350)
  • Plus travel and living expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties.

Member / Alternate Member

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Plus travel and living expenses incurred by him or her in the performance of his or her duties.

    Where the individual is a public servant, remuneration is limited to travel and living expenses.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Pascal, Eugene
Aklavik, Northwest Territories
Part-Time Appointment
Removable for cause
2013-11-07
2018-11-06
Member (Federal)
Doan, Doug
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2014-06-13
2019-06-12
Hunt, Kenneth
Olds, Alberta
Removable for cause
2014-05-09
2019-05-08
Alternate Member (Federal)
Allen, Ronald
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2014-04-10
2019-04-09
1 Vacant Position
Member (Gwich'in)
Begg, Margaret
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2022-04-11
2 Vacant Positions
Alternate Member (Gwich'in)
Jerome, Sarah
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2015-02-05
2020-02-04
2 Vacant Positions
Member (Government of the Northwest Territories)
Carnogursky, Jozef
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2016-10-05
2021-10-04
Alternate Member (Government of the Northwest Territories)
Davison, Tracy
Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2016-10-05
2021-10-04
Total vacancies: 5

Renewable Resources Board (Sahtu)

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The mission of the Renewable Resources Board (Sahtu) is to assist communities with the management of wildlife and habitat for the benefit of the people of the Sahtu Settlement Area. It is the responsibility of the SRRB and all other affected parties to unite to protect, conserve, and manage, in a cooperative spirit, all renewable resources within the Sahtu Settlement Area in a sustainable manner to meet or exceed the needs of the public today and in the future for generations to come.

Head Office

Tulita, Northwest Territories

Appointment Provisions

The Board shall consist of the following:
  • six members and six alternate members to be appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council of the Government of the Northwest Territories ("Executive Council"), of whom three members and three alternate members shall be appointed from nominees put forward by each of the Sahtu Tribal Council and government, provided that government shall ensure that the Board shall include at least one resident of the Northwest Territories who is not a participant as defined in the Sahtu Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement; and
  • a Chairperson, resident in the settlement area, to be nominated by the members of the Board appointed as set out above and appointed jointly by the Governor in Council and Executive Council.

Each member shall be appointed to hold office for a specific term not to exceed five years. A member may be reappointed.

A member may be removed from office at any time for cause by the Governor in Council and Executive Council after consultation with or at the request of the body which nominated the member.

Should a member resign or otherwise leave the Board, the body which nominated that member shall nominate a replacement within 90 days. A vacancy in the membership of the Board does not impair the right of the remainder to act.

In the event that the Board does not recommend a Chairperson within 90 days after the other members of the Board are appointed, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development jointly with the Minister of Renewable Resources of the Government of the Northwest Territories shall, after consultation with the Board, recommend a Chairperson to the Governor in Council and Executive Council.

Board members shall not be considered to have conflict of interest by reason only of being public servants or employees of the organizations of the participants.

Each member shall, before entering upon his or her duties as such, take and subscribe before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, an oath in the form set out in the Agreement.

Quorum

A majority of the members from time to time in office constitutes a quorum of the Board.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($300 - $350)
  • Members who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Member (Federal)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Members who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Alternate Member (Federal)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)

Member (Sahtu Dene and Metis)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Members who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Alternate Member (Sahtu Dene and Metis)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Members who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Member (Government Of The Northwest Territories)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Members who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Alternate Member (Government Of The Northwest Territories)

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($200 - $250)
  • Members who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Neyelle, Michael
Deline, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2015-06-18
2020-06-17
Member (Federal)
2 Vacant Positions
Alternate Member (Federal)
2 Vacant Positions
Member (Sahtu Dene and Metis)
Barnaby, George
Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2015-02-05
2020-02-04
2 Vacant Positions
Alternate Member (Sahtu Dene and Metis)
Dillon, Jimmy
Deline, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2017-04-12
2022-04-11
Rabisca, Camilla
Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2015-04-30
2020-04-29
1 Vacant Position
Member (Government of the Northwest Territories)
Walker, Jeff
Norman Wells, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2015-06-18
2020-06-17
Alternate Member (Government of the Northwest Territories)
Hickling, Keith
Norman Wells, Northwest Territories
Removable for cause
2016-09-09
2021-09-08
Total vacancies: 7

Specific Claims Tribunal

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Appointment Provisions

Specific Claims Tribunal Act

The Governor in Council shall establish a roster of 6 to 18 superior court judges to act as members of the Tribunal.

The Chairperson and other members shall be appointed from the roster by the Governor in Council.

The Tribunal shall consist of:

  • no more than six full-time members; or
  • any number of part-time members, or combination of full-time and part-time members, so long as the combined time devoted to their functions and duties does not exceed the combined time that would be devoted by six full-time members.

Each member shall be appointed for a term not exceeding five years and holds office so long as he or she remains a superior court judge.

Each member, on the expiry of the first term of office, is eligible to be reappointed for one further term.

If the office of Chairperson is vacant, or the Chairperson is absent or is for any reason unable to act, the powers of the Chairperson shall be exercised and the duties performed by the member who is the senior judge and is able and willing to act.

A judge who has ceased to be a member, for any reason other than removal, may, with the authorization of the Chairperson, perform and complete any functions or duties that they would otherwise have had if they had not ceased to be a member and that are in connection with any matter in which that judge became engaged while holding office as a member, and a judge so authorized is, for that purpose, deemed to be a member of the Tribunal.

No judge who has ceased to be a member may, after the expiry of 120 days after ceasing to be a member, take part in the disposition of any matter under the authority granted by the Chairperson.

Remuneration

Candidate - Roster Of Candidates

  • No Statutory Provision

Chairperson

  • Paid under the Judges Act

Members

  • Paid under the Judges Act

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson
Slade, Harry A.
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2009-12-11
2020-12-10
Members
Grist, William G. E.
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2016-05-18
2018-05-17
Mayer, Paul
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2016-05-18
2018-05-17
Whalen, W. Lawrence
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2012-12-13
2019-04-01
14 Vacant Positions
Total vacancies: 14

Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The Treaty Relations Commission provides a forum for discussion between treaty first nations and Canada on how historical treaties and treaty issues can be understood in contemporary terms. Through the aid of a Treaty Commissioner, the Commission assists first nations and Canada in achieving mutual respect, rebuilding and enhancing the treaty relationship, maintaining positive intergovernmental relations, conducting independent and focussed research, and creating public understanding of treaties.

Head Office

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Appointment Provisions

The Treaty Commissioner shall be appointed by the Governor in Council, by agreement of the parties (Government of Canada and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs), for an initial term of five years. The Treaty Commissioner may be removed prior to the expiry of his or her term by mutual agreement of the Parties. The Treaty Commissioner may be appointed for such further term as is agreed upon by the Parties.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Treaty Commissioner
Ross, Loretta
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-05-29
2018-05-28