Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

November 30, 2009 17:12 ET

Minister Strahl Announces Reappointment of Jerry Lampert to the British Columbia Treaty Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2009) - The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the reappointment of Jerry Lampert to the British Columbia Treaty Commission.

Mr. Lampert, who previously held the title of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia for 15 years, was originally appointed in December of 2007. He has been a key advocate for the development of better business relationships with British Columbia First Nations.

Mr. Lampert will continue to bring his considerable expertise and determination in an effort to assist the British Columbia Treaty Commission in realizing its mandate. This appointment also demonstrates Canada's commitment to the British Columbia treaty process by ensuring the smooth and stable operation of this very important organization.

The British Columbia Treaty Commission is the independent and neutral body established in 1992 to facilitate the negotiation of treaties with British Columbia First Nations. The Treaty Commission also plays an important role in facilitation and funding, as well as public education and outreach concerning the treaty process for British Columbia.

In order to have strong public institutions, the right individuals with the necessary expertise and skill sets are essential. Governor-in-Council appointments are based on the guiding principles of competency, professionalism and accessibility to all Canadians.

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Biography - Mr. Jerry Lampert

Mr. Jerry Lampert is well-known in the British Columbia business community for his role in developing a number of business coalitions on key government initiatives.

Mr. Lampert has served on the Board of the Vancouver Art Gallery and chaired the campaign in support of the BC Institute of Technology Aerospace Technology Campus. He is also a member of the Cabinet for the Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame.

Mr. Lampert has also been active in politics at the provincial and federal levels. He served as Chief of Staff to the Premier of British Columbia from 1986 to 1991, managed two successful provincial election campaigns, and has held many key political organization and advisory positions at the federal and provincial levels.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Chuck Strahl
    Minister's Office
    Michelle Yao, Press Secretary
    Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    Media Relations