Oversight Committee Minutes | June 20, 2008 - Conference Call

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June 20, 2008 - Conference Call

Participants:

Name Organization Fonction
Mayo Moran   Chair
David Iverson Church Representative  
Len Marchand Claimant’s Counsel  
David Paterson Claimant’s Counsel  
Luc Dumont Government of Canada Representative  
Alison Molloy Government of Canada Representative  
William Wuttunee AFN Representative  
Dan Ish   Chief Adjudicator
Jeffery Hutchinson IAP Adjudication Secretariat  
Irene Fraser IAP Adjudication Secretariat Recorder
  1. Case Management
    • Jeff Hutchinson addressed case management issues. The Secretariat is proposing to change the front end of the process.
    • Several forms were circulated prior to the conference call: 9 month time frame; Request for Hearing; Letter to Legal Counsel; Revised Case Management Process Synopsis; and, Negotiated Settlements.
    • The next steps letter will be omitted immediately.
    • More onus will be placed on claimant counsel. Counsel is to be responsible for collecting the documents, will be given the document check list and a Request for Hearing form confirming that all the mandatory documents were submitted.
    • The initial contact for a NSP will be between counsel and Canada.
    • The goal is to move 1700 to 1800 files as soon as possible to Hearings Management.
    • Canada is supportive of the proposed change.

    There is general agreement to the above. Any suggestions for the letter to counsel should go to Jeffery Hutchinson.

    The call began at 2:00 SK time. Irene Fraser and Dan Ish signed off at 2:27 and the call continued in-camera.