Oversight Committee Minutes | September 17, 2007 - Conference Call
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Sept 17, 2007 - Conference Call
|Bill Percy||Claimant Counsel Representative||Chair|
|Carol Brzezicki||Aboriginal Representative|
|Bobby Joseph||Aboriginal Representative|
|William Wuttunee||AFN Representative|
|Rosemarie Kuptana||Inuit Representative|
|Len Marchand||Claimant Counsel Representative|
|Dave Iverson||Church Representative|
|James Ehmann||Church Representative|
|Brian Harris||Adjudication Secretariat|
|Monique Bond||IAP Secretariat|
|Ted Hughes||ADR||Chief Adjudicator|
|Dan Ish||IAP||Chief Adjudicator|
|Irene Fraser||Adjudication Secretariat|
Item 1. Approval of Agenda
Welcome: Dan Ish was welcomed as the new IAP Chief Adjudicator.
William Wuttunee was welcomed. He is the AFN appointment to the Oversight Committee.
Item 2. Additions to the Agenda
- Catholic Release Update
Transition Issue – Application for leave before application go forward to court.
Negotiated Settlement Issue
Item 3. Approval of Minutes of August 2
Moved to next meeting.
Item 4. Approval of Minutes of August 15
Moved to next meeting.
Item 5. Matters Arising from Minutes
a) Options Operative Sept 19 including responsibility for Implementation of the Options
It was suggested that the IAP working group be reconstituted to review the newer version of the IAP form.
- Decision: Monique will e-mail a copy of the “plain language application” out to Oversight members when it comes back.
IAP-Secretariat will also have a call centre to deal with specific cases and second review. Crawford will refer cases to the IAP-S.
b) Model A Option Letter
IAP adjudicators are in a position to be gatekeepers. If during the hearing the adjudicator comes across evidence which could infer OWA evidence then he/she is to stop the hearing and advise the self-represented claimant to seek legal advice, and the represented claimant to speak with their counsel before proceeding. The hearing can be adjourned until a decision is made.
- Decision: Dan Ish will write a draft letter of direction to adjudicators. The letter is to be reviewed at the meeting on Sept 24th.
Note: the Sept. 24 meeting was a CARG meeting.
Decision: The letter will not go out to claimants with a physical abuse claim. The letter is to go out from the Oversight Committee.
c) Clarification re Application of Claimants Whose Hearing is adjourned after Sept 19th
d) Top-ups re Compensation Grid
e) Process for Moving Claims to IAP
f) Approval/Adoption of CARG Policies and Decisions by the Oversight Committee
- Decision: Moved to the next Oversight Committee meeting.
g) Update on Chief, Deputies, Adjudicator Applications & h) Interview and Appointment Schedule & i) Selection Boards
Deputy Chief interviews were on hold until the new Chief Adjudicator was in place. Given the appointment of Dan Ish as CA, interviews will take place the week of October 1st. Screening board to be determined.
Screening of the adjudicator proposals will be done on Sept 18 and 19 in Ottawa. Bill Wuttunee, Rosemarie Kuptana, Bobby Joseph, Len Marchand, David Paterson will make up the screening board. Screening will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Adjudicator interviews will begin immediately after October 8 and are to finish by the end of October.
j) Specialization in Schools
k) Adjudicator Training Update
l) Oversight Committee Membership
Confirmed: William Wuttunee; Rosemarie Kuptana; David Iverson; James Ehmann (nominated); Len Marchand; David Paterson; James Ward.
Item 6. Next Meeting
No date has been set for the next Oversight meeting as the chair of the Oversight Committee has not been announced.
Additions to the Agenda
The following two agenda items were not discussed: 1) Application for leave before applications go forward to court and 2) Negotiated Settlement Issue.
A press conference on the announcement of the Implementation of the Settlement Agreement will be held on Wednesday, Sept 19th at 9:30 a.m.
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