This is page numbers 1525 - 1578 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 language.

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Bill 25: Education Act
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

June 22nd, 1995

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Nunakput, that Bill 25, Education Act, be read for the third time.

Bill 25: Education Act
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you, Mr. Nerysoo. The motion is in order. To the motion.

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Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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An Hon. Member

Question.

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Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Question has been called. All those in favour? A recorded vote is requested. All those in favour, please stand. Mr. Clerk.

Recorded Vote

Bill 25: Education Act
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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Clerk Of The House Mr. David Hamilton

Mr. Nerysoo, Mr. Whitford, Mr. Ningark, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Dent, Mr. Ballantyne, Mr. Zoe, Mr. Koe, Mr. Antoine, Ms. Mike, Mr. Pudluk, Mr. Allooloo, Mr. Arngna'naaq, Mr. Ng, Mr. Pollard, Ms. Cournoyea, Mr. Kakfwi, Mr. Morin, Mr. Todd.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. The motion is 20 yes, zero nays, no abstentions. This motion is carried unanimously.

---Carried

---Applause

Bill 25 has had third reading. Item 21, third reading of bills. Mr. Pollard

Bill 34: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Nunakput, that Bill 34, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 34: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The motion is in order. To the motion.

Bill 34: Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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An Hon. Member

Question.

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Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? Motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 34 has had third reading. Item 21, third reading of bills.

Speaker's Closing Remarks

Prior to Her Honour, the Commissioner, attending this House, I would like to make a few comments which, in all likelihood, will be the last during the 12th Legislative Assembly.

It was with great honour that I took the Speaker's chair over five months ago. I appreciate your consideration to me as I have endeavoured to serve as your Speaker. I can say that the view from the chair is a little different than from the previous chair in the Assembly and my cowboy boots felt quite at home under the desk.

I would like to offer my thanks to the people of the Northwest Territories and to those of you, my colleagues of the 12th Assembly, who have decided not to offer yourselves for re-election. In particular, my dear friend, Mr. Pudluk, who has served the people of his constituency for over 20 years. I wish Mr. Pudluk, his wife Dora and their family all the very best.

---Applause

To all Members who will make the decision to seek re-election in October, I hope that the envelope you receive, like me, on October 16th, is not one with a layoff notice; only time will tell. I wish you all good luck.

I would like to acknowledge the support and love of my spouse and family who have suffered through the hardships of my continuous absence from home. Without their support, I am sure many of us would not have been able to continue to serve.

As Speaker and coach of the Legislative Assembly as a team, I would like to announce the first term awards for the first term Members. Rookie of the year goes to Mr. Dent.

---Applause

Most sportsman-like person, Mr. Antoine.

---Applause

The Commissioner's cup, Mr. Koe.

---Applause

Most improved, Mr. Pudlat.

---Applause

Best defence, Ms. Mike.

---Applause

The best forward, Mr. Arngna'naaq.

---Applause

And, the most valuable player, Mr. Todd.

---Applause

---Laughter

I am still considering drafting Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Ng.

---Laughter

Let's hope the 13th Assembly team has a lot of oldtimers and old faces on it. However, we all know there are a lot of farm players out there waiting to be drafted into the major leagues.

I would also like to compliment and express the feeling of all Members of the House, our gratitude and appreciation for the endless commitment and support given by all Legislative Assembly staff under the direction of Mr. Clerk.

---Applause

We are well served by those individuals, although I know we sometimes don't seem to show it and we take them for granted. I have found our staff are like an emergency service, they are always available, morning, noon and night. Our thanks.

We also appreciate the professional service provided by the interpreter/translators, the Hansard staff, all the Pages for the past four years, the various Sergeants-at-Arm and, lastly, the kitchen staff for their excellent food they have been providing.

---Applause

I would also like to thank the technicians and the camera people who provide this service to our communities.

---Applause

Members, as we leave here today, may the spirit of love and the well-being of our fellow human beings be in our minds and our hearts.

Mr. Clerk, it is my understanding that Her Honour, the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories is prepared to assent to bills. Mr. Clerk, would you ascertain if Her Honour, the Commissioner is prepared to enter the Chamber to assent to bills and prorogue this session?

Assent To Bills
Assent To Bills

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Commissioner Maksagak

As Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, it gives me pleasure to assent to the following bills: Bill 25, Education Act; Bill 26, An Act to Amend the Jury Act; Bill 32, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2; and, Bill 34, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 1, 1995-96.

I would like to thank David Hamilton and all of the Legislative Assembly staff for their generous support. A word of thanks must also go to the interpreters for their invaluable service to the Legislature.

I would like to express gratitude to my aides-de-camp, Major Bob Boettger and Inspector Reg Woods, for their kind assistance.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Daniel Marion on his appointment as Deputy Commissioner of the Northwest Territories. I know he will make a fine addition to our team.

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude, on behalf of the people of the Northwest Territories, to the elected Members of this Assembly.

I know that you are all anxious to be home and to those of you will be soon be travelling, I wish you a safe journey. To those of you who plan to contest the upcoming general election, I wish you the best of luck. To those of you who do not plan to contest your ridings, I would like to express my gratitude and to wish you the very best in whatever endeavours you may choose.

As Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, I hereby prorogue this Seventh Session of the 12th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.

God bless you all. Qujannamiik, mahsi cho, merci, thank you.

---Applause

---PROROGATION