This week the Committee met on Monday November 5th, 2012 to discuss Bill C-27. The Committee heard from the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. During the first hour the Committee discussed a conflict of interest clause, and the issue of the lack of statistics providing legitimacy for the Bill. The Committee discussed three critical concerns raised by Chief Darcy Bear: the separation of remuneration and salaries, the concern about band-owned entities, and the divulgation of certain First Nations’ financial data to the public at large. In the second half the Committee completed clause-by-clause study of the Bill, and a reprint of the bill as amended was ordered for report stage in the House of Commons. The opposition opposed having this Bill go to the House of Commons and all of their amendments were rejected. To see what amendments the opposition put forward , click here.