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Bill 12: Write-off Of Debts Act, 1998-99
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

March 16th, 1999

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Mr. Speaker I seek unanimous consent to proceed with the first reading of Bill 12, Write-off of Debts Act, 1998-99. Thank you.

Bill 12: Write-off Of Debts Act, 1998-99
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Member for Keewatin Central is seeking unanimous consent to deal with Bill 12. Do we have any nays? There are no nays. Mr. Todd, you have unanimous consent.

Bill 12: Write-off Of Debts Act, 1998-99
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik, that Bill 12, Write-off of Debts Act, 1998-99, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 12: Write-off Of Debts Act, 1998-99
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The motion is in order. To the motion. Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried. Bill 12 has had first reading. First reading of bills. Mr. Todd.

Bill 14: An Act To Amend The Risk Capital Investments Tax Credits Act And The Income Tax Act
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to proceed with the first reading of Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Risk Capital Investments Tax Credits Act and the Income Tax Act. Thank you.

Bill 14: An Act To Amend The Risk Capital Investments Tax Credits Act And The Income Tax Act
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Member for Keewatin Central is seeking unanimous consent to deal with Bill 14. Do we have any nays? There are no nays. Mr. Todd, you have unanimous consent.

Bill 14: An Act To Amend The Risk Capital Investments Tax Credits Act And The Income Tax Act
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife Frame Lake, that Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Risk Capital Investments Tax Credits Act and the Income Tax Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 14: An Act To Amend The Risk Capital Investments Tax Credits Act And The Income Tax Act
Item 17: First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The motion is in order. To the motion. Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried. Bill 14 has had first reading. First reading of bills. Item 18, second reading of bills. Mr. Todd.

Bill 1: Division Measures Act, 1999
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Mr. Speaker, I seek consent to proceed with the second reading of Bill 1, Division Measures Act, 1999. Thank you.

Bill 1: Division Measures Act, 1999
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Member for Keewatin Central is seeking consent to deal with Bill 1. Do we have any nays? There are no nays. Mr. Todd, you have consent.

Bill 1: Division Measures Act, 1999
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move,

seconded by the honourable Member for Baffin South, that Bill 1, Division Measures Act, 1999, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill amends various statutes to implement plans and agreements relating to the establishment of Nunavut. The amendments are placed in separate schedules organized by subject matter.

The Electoral Boundaries Commissions Act is amended to provide that the act is repealed March 31, 1999.

The Flag Act is amended to provide that the act does not apply to the part of the Northwest Territories that will become Nunavut. This prevents the duplication of the Flag Act for Nunavut.

The Floral Emblem Act is amended to provide that the act does not apply to the part of the Northwest Territories that will become Nunavut. This prevents the duplication of the Floral Emblem Act for Nunavut.

The Public Service Act is amended to provide that employees in the public service in positions located in Nunavut cease to be members of the public service at the expiry of March 31, 1999.

The Income Tax Act is amended to exclude, from the calculation of an individual's income under the act, the income included in the calculation of the individual's income under the Income Tax Act (Nunavut). The Income Tax Act is also amended to exclude, from the calculation of a corporation's taxable income under the act, the taxable income included in the calculation of the corporation's taxable income under the Income Tax Act (Nunavut).

The Interpretation Act is amended to provide that Nunavut is included in references to both the provinces and the Yukon Territory.

The Statute Revision Act is amended to specify an appropriate short form citation for the revised statutes of Nunavut, 1999. A minor error in the French version of a provision is also corrected.

The Commissioner's Land Act is amended to provide for the transfer, on April 1, 1999, of certain interests and obligations of the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories in respect of lands situated in Nunavut.

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Act is amended to provide for the transfer, on April 1, 1999, of certain interests and obligations of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation in respect of lands situated in Nunavut. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 1: Division Measures Act, 1999
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The motion is in order. To the principle of the bill. Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried. Bill 1 has had second reading and accordingly the bill stands referred to a committee. Second reading of bills. Mr. Arlooktoo.

Bill 2: Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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Goo Arlooktoo Baffin South

Mr. Speaker, I seek consent to proceed with the second reading of Bill 2, Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999. Thank you.

Bill 2: Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Member for Baffin South is seeking consent to deal with Bill 2. Do we have any nays? There are no nays. Mr. Arlooktoo, you have consent.

Bill 2: Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999
Item 18: Second Reading Of Bills

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Goo Arlooktoo Baffin South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Keewatin Central that Bill 2, Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill adjusts the laws of Nunavut by amending various statutes that will be duplicated for Nunavut by the Nunavut Act. All the amendments come into force on April 1, 1999.

The Nunavut Public Service Act is amended to provide that employees in the public service of the Northwest Territories who occupy positions located in Nunavut at the expiry of March 31, 1999, are employed in equivalent positions within the public service of Nunavut, and subject to the same terms and conditions of employment as previously applied.

The Nunavut Union of Northern Workers Act is renamed the Nunavut Employees Union Act, and is amended to substitute references to the Nunavut Employees Union for references to the Union of Northern Workers. Several references specific to the Northwest Territories are replaced with terms appropriate to Nunavut.

In addition, the Nunavut Public Service Act is consequentially amended to substitute a reference to the Nunavut Employees Union for a reference to the Union of Northern Workers.

The Nunavut Income Tax Act is amended to include, in the calculation of the individual's income under the Act, certain income from business with a permanent establishment in Nunavut on April 1, 1999, that was earned prior to that day. The Nunavut Income Tax Act is also amended to include, in the calculation the taxable income of a corporation with a permanent establishment in Nunavut on April 1, 1999, certain taxable income that was earned prior to that day.

The Nunavut Business Corporations Act is amended to provide that an application for rectification of an error or omission in the registration of a mortgage under the act shall be made to a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories. This provision is repealed on the day the Northwest Territories Personal Property Security Act comes into force.

The Nunavut Children's Law Act is amended to replace a reference to "Judge of the Supreme Court" with a reference to "Judge".

The Nunavut Document Registry Act is amended to provide that the documents registered under the Northwest Territories Document Registry Act of the Northwest Territories are deemed to be registered under the Nunavut Document Registry Act and the applicable authorizing Act of Nunavut. This provision is repealed on the day the Northwest Territories Personal Property Security Act comes into force.

The Nunavut Interpretation Act is amended to provide that appointments made before April 1, 1999, continue to have effect in Nunavut where the original appointment indicates that the appointee is resident in a community in Nunavut and the appointee is still resident in Nunavut on April 1, 1999. Such appointments expire in accordance with their terms and the enactment governing the appointment. The Act is also amended to provide that the Northwest Territories is included in reference to both the provinces and the Yukon Territory.

The Nunavut Legal Profession Act is amended to provide that certain directors of the Nunavut Bar Association shall be the Executive of the Law Society of Nunavut until an election is held under the rules of the Law Society. The act is also amended to provide for the issuance of temporary certificates which permit members of the Law Society of the Northwest Territories to engage in the practice of law in Nunavut for two months before becoming active members of the Law Society of Nunavut.

The Nunavut Commissioner's Land Act is amended to recognize, as of April 1, 1999, that certain interests and obligations of the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories in respect of land claims situated in Nunavut are validly transferred to and held by the Commissioner of Nunavut under the laws of Nunavut.

The Northwest Territories Housing Corporation Act, as duplicated for Nunavut by section 29 of the Nunavut Act, is amended to recognize, as of April 1, 1999, that certain interests and obligations of the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation in respect of lands situated in Nunavut are validly transferred to and held by the Nunavut Housing Corporation under the laws of Nunavut.

The Nunavut Workers' Compensation Act is amended to replace several references to "the Territories" with references to "Nunavut". Thank you, Mr. Speaker.