This is page numbers 9 - 12 of the Hansard for the 12th Assembly, 1st Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was standing.

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Members Present

Hon. Titus Allooloo, Mr. Antoine, Mr. Arngna'naaq, Mr. Arvaluk, Hon. Michael Ballantyne, Mr. Bernhardt, Hon. Nellie Cournoyea, Mr. Dent, Mr. Gargan, Hon. Stephen Kakfwi, Mr. Fred Koe, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Marie-Jewell, Ms. Mike, Hon. Don Morin, Mr. Nerysoo, Hon. John Ningark, Hon. Dennis Patterson, Hon. John Pollard, Mr. Pudlat, Mr. Pudluk, Mr. Todd, Hon. Tony Whitford, Mr. Zoe

---Prayer

Item 1: Prayer
Item 1: Prayer

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Please be seated. Orders of the day for Friday, November 15, 1991. Item 2, Ministers' statements. The honourable Government Leader, Ms. Cournoyea.

Ministers' Statement 1-12(1): Government Review Project Report
Item 2: Ministers' Statements

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, this morning I received the report of the project to review the operations and structure of northern government, which is titled "Strength at Two Levels." This review was established by the former government, who had contracted Mr. Garry Beatty, a professional public sector senior manager, to lead the review.

Although neither I nor my cabinet colleagues have yet had the opportunity to review the report, I am providing a copy of it to all Members, and it will be available to the general public. It is my intention to have the report translated and formally tabled in the Legislature in December, after the planned recess.

As we have yet to read the report, cabinet Members will not be able to respond to questions concerning the report's contents at this time. Until cabinet Members have had the time to examine the report in detail and develop a strategic framework in which to consider the report's recommendations, we can offer little comment. However, by providing this report to Members now, I am reaffirming my commitment to a more open style of government and greater ordinary Member involvement in decision-making. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

---Applause

Ministers' Statement 1-12(1): Government Review Project Report
Item 2: Ministers' Statements

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Ministers' statements. Item 3, Members' statements. Mr. Kakfwi.

Passing Of Mary Rose Wright
Item 3: Members' Statements

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Rose Wright of Fort Norman, who passed away last weekend after a long illness. Mary Rose Wright was the wife of the former chief, Paul Wright, and the other half of a hard-working and highly respected husband and wife team. She was a daughter of the Cleary family.

Those of us who knew her loved and admired her sense of humour, her wonderful ability to tell stories, and her high-spirited love of life. The Dene have a saying about people like her; she is "a person who holds laughter in her mouth." She was a mountain Dene who was fluent in her language and also in English, and who believed absolutely in the mountain Dene lifestyle. She spent many hours sewing and tanning hides. She is said to have baked the best bread in the Sahtu, and she was a wonderful and enthusiastic dancer. She knew all the spiritual mountain Dene songs and all the drum dances. Throughout her active life, Mary Rose offered her advice and guidance to anyone who needed help and was also particularly helpful to the young people. She was an active member of the band council and of the Dene Nation and attended most of the assemblies through the years as a delegate, sometimes as an interpreter, and very often just as a volunteer.

Mary Rose Wright will be deeply missed by her daughters, Judith and Lillian, and her devoted husband and partner, Paul Wright. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this wonderful woman. We will never forget her. Thank you.

---Applause

Passing Of Mary Rose Wright
Item 3: Members' Statements

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Members' statements. Members' statements.

Item 4, returns to oral questions. Returns to oral questions.

Item 6, written questions. Written questions.

Item 7, returns to written questions. Returns to written questions.

I am sorry. I missed Item 5, oral questions. We will go back to Item 5, oral questions.

Item 6, written questions.

Item 7, returns to written questions.

Item 8, replies to Opening Address. Replies to Opening Address.

Item 9, petitions. Petitions.

Item 10, reports of standing and special committees. Reports of standing and special committees.

Item 11, tabling of documents. Tabling of documents. Item 12, notices of motions. Mr. Todd.

Notice Of Motion 9-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Legislation
Item 12: Notices Of Motions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on November 19, 1991, I will move the following motion: Now therefore, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Kitikmeot, Mr. Ernie Bernhardt, that Mr. Arngna'naaq, Mr. Arvaluk, Mr. Gargan, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Nerysoo, Mr. Pudlat and Mr. Pudluk be appointed as Members of the standing committee on legislation; and further, that Mr. Koe, Mrs. Marie-Jewell and Mr. Zoe be named alternates to the standing committee on legislation.

Mr. Speaker, I will be requesting, at the appropriate time, unanimous consent to deal with the motion today.

Notice Of Motion 9-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Legislation
Item 12: Notices Of Motions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Thank you, Mr. Todd. Notices of motions. Mr. Nerysoo.

Notice Of Motion 10-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Agencies, Boards And Commissions
Item 12: Notices Of Motions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on November 19, 1991, I will move the following motion: Now therefore, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Iqaluit, Mr. Patterson, that Mr. Antoine, Mr. Arvaluk, Mr. Dent, Mr. Koe, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Marie-Jewell and Mr. Todd be appointed as Members of the standing committee on agencies, boards and commissions; and further, that Mr. Bernhardt, Ms. Mike and Mr. Nerysoo be named alternates to the standing committee on agencies, boards and commissions.

Mr. Speaker, I will be requesting, at the appropriate time, unanimous consent to deal with this particular motion today.

Notice Of Motion 10-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Agencies, Boards And Commissions
Item 12: Notices Of Motions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Thank you. Notices of motions. Mr. Nerysoo.

Notice Of Motion 11-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Finance
Item 12: Notices Of Motions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on November 19, 1991, I will move the following motion: Now therefore, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Nunakput, that Mr. Antoine, Mr. Bernhardt, Mr. Dent, Mrs. Marie-Jewell, Ms. Mike, Mr. Todd and Mr. Zoe be appointed as Members of the standing committee on finance; and further, that Mr. Arngna'naaq, Mr. Arvaluk and Mr. Gargan be named alternates to the standing committee on finance.

Mr. Speaker, I will be requesting, at the appropriate time, unanimous consent to deal with this particular motion today.

Notice Of Motion 11-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Finance
Item 12: Notices Of Motions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Thank you, Mr. Nerysoo. Notices of motions. Mr. Lewis.

Notice Of Motion 12-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Rules, Procedures And Privileges
Item 12: Notices Of Motions

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Brian Lewis Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on November 19, 1991, I will move the following motion: Now therefore, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River, Mr. Pollard, that Ms. Mike, Mr. Nerysoo, Mr. Pudluk and Mr. Zoe be appointed as Members of the standing committee on rules, procedures and privileges; and further, that Mr. Antoine, Mr. Lewis and Mr. Pudlat be named alternates to the standing committee on rules, procedures and privileges.

Mr. Speaker, I will be requesting, at the appropriate time, unanimous consent to deal with my motion today.

Notice Of Motion 12-12(1): Appointments To The Standing Committee On Rules, Procedures And Privileges
Item 12: Notices Of Motions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Thank you. Notices of motions. Mr. Todd.