This is page numbers 1311 - 1340 of the Hansard for the 12th Assembly, 7th 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 education.

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Committee Report 11-12(7): Report On The Review Of Bill 25 - The Education ActBill 25: Education Act
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. General comments. Member for Thebacha.

Committee Report 11-12(7): Report On The Review Of Bill 25 - The Education ActBill 25: Education Act
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I have just a few general comments with regard to the Education Act. First of all, I want to thank the Minister, even though there are seconded many amendments in comparison to many other acts, for bringing forth this Education Act. I think the Education Act needed a total rehaul to address education in the north. There was recognition that the old act was archaic and it was probably very difficult to follow. The lines of responsibility were very unclear, once divisional boards were set up, because the act did not keep up to these amendments and changes.

Mr. Chairman, I know there have been many concerns about the initial act that was sent out, and I know the public meetings addressed many of those concerns; although, I did want to state that there were some concerns that still aren't addressed, according to my constituents. One was with respect to the inclusive schooling policy and the costs of inclusive schooling. This government could dream up and develop all the policies they want but if they can't ensure that departments have enough resources to give proper and adequate programs to students, then their policies aren't worth the paper they are written on.

There is a grave concern across the Northwest Territories about the amount of funding cut from education. I know there are grave concerns in my riding about the number of teachers that have to be laid off because of the lack of funding. These are the concerns that, even though policy development is being taken care of, it they don't have the funding and the resources

Committee Report 11-12(7): Report On The Review Of Bill 25 - The Education ActBill 25: Education Act
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you.

Committee Report 11-12(7): Report On The Review Of Bill 25 - The Education ActBill 25: Education Act
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

I'm very happy you're recognizing the clock. Thank you.

Committee Report 11-12(7): Report On The Review Of Bill 25 - The Education ActBill 25: Education Act
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. I don't mean to interrupt the honourable Member, but the time being 6:00 pm, I will rise and report progress. Thank you.

Committee Report 11-12(7): Report On The Review Of Bill 25 - The Education ActBill 25: Education Act
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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

I call the House back to order. Item 20, report of committee of the whole. Mr. Ningark.

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

June 14th, 1995

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Your committee has been considering Committee Report 11-12(7) and Bill 25 and would like to report progress. Mr. Speaker, I move that the report of committee of the whole be concurred with. Thank you.

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

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

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

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Question has been called. All those in favour'? All those opposed? The motion is carried. Item 21, third reading of bills. Mr. Dent.

Bill 32: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly And Executive Council Act, No. 2
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, by the honourable Member for Sahtu, the Honourable Stephen Kakfwi, that Bill 32, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2, be read for the third time.

--- Applause

Bill 32: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly And Executive Council Act, No. 2
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you. Your motion is in order. To the

Bill 32: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly And Executive Council Act, No. 2
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An Hon. Member

Recorded vote.

Bill 32: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly And Executive Council Act, No. 2
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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

There is a request for a recorded vote. All those in favour, please stand.

Recorded Vote

Bill 32: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly And Executive Council Act, No. 2
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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Clerk Of The House Mr. David Hamilton

Mr. Dent, Mr. Ballantyne, Mrs. Marie-Jewell, Mr. Koe, Mr. Antoine, Mr. Pudluk, Mr. Allooloo, Mr. Arngna'naaq, Mr. Pollard, Mr. Kakfwi, Mr. Whitford, Mr. Ningark, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Patterson, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Pudlat.

Bill 32: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly And Executive Council Act, No. 2
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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

All those against, please stand. Thank you. The vote is 16 for the motion, zero against and zero abstaining. The motion is carried unanimously.

--- Carried

--- Applause