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Item 12: Tabling Of Documents
Item 12: Tabling Of Documents

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John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I have three documents, Madam Speaker. I wish to table, Tabled Document 61-12(5), Standing Committee on Public Accounts Final Report - Public Review of Tabled Document 5-12(3), Report of the Auditor General of Canada on a Comprehensive Audit of the Department of Health (Tabled March 24, 1993) and four appendices: A Health Human Resource Plan for the NWT; Comprehensive Report on the National Health Research and Development Program (NHRDCP); North of 60 Special Initiative; Summary of Health Research Studies Conducted by the Department of Health and Other Agencies, 1988-94; and, a Response to the Auditor General's Report to the Comprehensive Audit of the Department of Health.

Madam Speaker, if I might do my second one. Madam Speaker, I wish to table, Tabled Document 62-12(5) Standing Committee on Agencies, Boards and Commissions: Final Report on Health and Hospital Boards in the Northwest Territories (Tabled March 15, 1993).

The third one, Madam Speaker. I wish to table, Tabled Document 63-12(5), Department of Health's response to Committee Motion 9-12(5) to adopt Recommendation 20 of the Standing Committee on Finance. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Item 12: Tabling Of Documents
Item 12: Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 12, tabling of documents. Item 13, notices of motion. Item 14, notices of motions for first reading of bills. The honourable Member for Hay River.

Item 14: Notices Of Motions
Item 14: Notices Of Motions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

FOR FIRST READING OF BILLS

Bill 21: An Act To Amend The Tobacco Tax Act, No. 2
Item 14: Notices Of Motions

March 29th, 1994

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John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I give notice that on Thursday, March 31, 1994, I will move that Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act, No. 2, be read for the first time. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Bill 21: An Act To Amend The Tobacco Tax Act, No. 2
Item 14: Notices Of Motions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 14, notices of motions for first reading of bills. Item 15, motions. Item 16, first reading of bills. Item 17, second reading of bills. Item 18, consideration in committee of the whole of bills and other matters: Bill 1, Appropriation Act, No. 2, 1994-95; Bill 12, An Act to Amend the Wildlife Act; Bill 18, Write-Off of Debts Act, 1993-94; Bill 10, An Act to Repeal the Metric Conversion Act; Committee Report 2-12(5), Review of the 1994-95 Main Estimates; Minister's Statement 5-12(5), Session Business; Tabled Document 1-12(5), Towards an NWT Mineral Strategy; and, Tabled Document 2-12(5), Building and Learning Strategy, with Mr. Whitford in the chair.

Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

Good afternoon, Members. It's nice to see the sun coming through the glass after all that snow has fallen off or slid off the exterior glass over the Chamber. The committee will now come to order. What is the wish of the committee? The chairman recognizes the Member for Yellowknife Frame Lake, Mr. Dent.

Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Your comments about the sun are welcome, but I think somebody needs to touch the thermostat a bit, it's awfully warm in here. You wouldn't want us all to fall asleep on you this afternoon, would you?

Mr. Chairman, I would like to suggest the committee consider Bill 12, An Act to Amend the Wildlife Act, then Bill 10, An Act to Repeal the Metric Conversion Act, following that, Bill 18, Write-Off of Debts Act, 1993-94.

Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Dent. Does the committee agree?

Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

The committee agrees. According to the committee's wishes, we will be dealing with Bill 12, An Act to Amend the Wildlife Act, just as soon after the break as possible.

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Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

The committee will now come back to order after a short break. Before the break, the committee's agreement was that we begin with Bill 12. Mr. Dent, would you be able to assist the committee in deciding which bill we should lead off with? Mr. Dent.

Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I had suggested that first we deal with Bill 12, followed by Bill 10 and, if there's time, Bill 18, in that order.

Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Dent. My book had been opened to Bill 10, so I thought there had been a change while we were away. Bill 12 in the green book, An Act to Amend the Wildlife Act. Is the Minister responsible prepared to introduce the bill? Minister Kakfwi.

Bill 12: An Act To Amend The Wildlife Act
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The Chair Tony Whitford

Introductory Remarks

Bill 12: An Act To Amend The Wildlife Act
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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Chairman, the purpose of this legislation, Bill 12, is to recognize and implement provisions of the Inuvialuit final agreement, as given effect by the Western Claims Settlement Act. Bill 12 was developed in consultation with representatives of the Inuvialuit to provide clarity within the

Wildlife Act for the public, Inuvialuit, and Renewable Resources staff.

Both the Wildlife Management Advisory Committee of the Northwest Territories and the Inuvialuit Game Council have reviewed and support the proposed legislation. This legislation is proposed to come into effect on July 1, 1994, which is the start of the new game licensing year. Mr. Chairman, if Members wish, I will require some witnesses to answer some questions.