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Committee Motion 35-12(7): To Adopt Recommendation 6, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mrs. Marie-Jewell. General comments. Mr. Minister, would you like to respond? Mr. Minister.

Committee Motion 35-12(7): To Adopt Recommendation 6, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Just a couple of comments. One, there is a process in place now to review the legal aid program. We are putting some new tariffs and restrictions in place to control the escalating costs of legal aid. I should also point out again to the Members that the way I see this process working, especially with the Standing Committee on Finance, is they have made it fairly clear, especially in their discussions with the Minister of Finance, where they think this government should be going and what corrective measures they want us to take in carrying out our jobs as Ministers of government.

I would like to think that most of the recommendations and demands that are passed on to this government are dealt with promptly and done in a satisfactory manner. This particular recommendation is one that hasn't been resolved yet. I would think that if the federal budget had been brought down sooner and we knew with certainty what remaining programs were going to be cut or terminated, it would have been much easier for us to act sooner in dealing with this recommendation. It has been unfortunate that that hasn't happened.

By no means do I want to discourage Members from voicing their strong concerns and support for this particular recommendation because it is a way to certainly get a message across to myself and other Ministers of the government. It will certainly let the public know what the views are of ordinary Members. Thank you.

Committee Motion 35-12(7): To Adopt Recommendation 6, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Minister. General comments. The chair recognizes the honourable Member for Nahendeh, Mr. Antoine.

Committee Motion 35-12(7): To Adopt Recommendation 6, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. A lot of Members here have spoken about recommendation 5, I believe it is. There has been a lot of discussion and a lot of concerns directed at the Minister. I would like to suggest that the Minister take the time to meet with his staff and also with other Members of the envelope committee to see if he can do something about this recommendation, the $300,000 for the victims' assistance task.

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

I would like to move that we defer consideration of the 1995-96 main estimates of the Department of Justice to give time for the Minister to look at the different concerns of the Members of the committee and to meet with his colleagues in the envelope committee. Thank you.

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Antoine. We have a motion to defer. To the motion.

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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An Hon. Member

Question.

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

Question has been called. We don't have a quorum so I will sound the bell.

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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An Hon. Member

(Microphone turned off)

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
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The Chair Tony Whitford

I asked twice and nobody put their hand up. I'm told the motion is not debatable. All those in favour? All those opposed? Motion is carried.

---Carried

The Department of Justice is deferred to a future date for discussion. What is the wish of the committee? The chair recognizes Mr. Dent.

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Mr. Chairman, I move we report progress.

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Tony Whitford

We have a motion to report progress on the floor which is not debatable. All those in favour? All those opposed? Motion is carried.

---Carried

Thank you. I shall rise and report to the Speaker.

Committee Motion 36-12(7): Defer Consideration Of Department Of Justice, Carried
Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The House will come back to order. Item 20, report of committee of the whole. Mr. Whitford.

Item 20: Report Of Committee Of The Whole
Item 20: Report Of Committee Of The Whole

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The Chair Tony Whitford

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Bill 1 and Committee Report 4-12(7) and would like to report progress with three motions being adopted. Mr. Speaker, I move that the report of committee of the whole be concurred with.

Item 20: Report Of Committee Of The Whole
Item 20: Report Of Committee Of The Whole

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The motion is seconded by Mr. Koe. The motion is in order. To the motion.