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Item 19: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. Clause 9. Agreed?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. Clause 10. Agreed?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. Page 5, clause 11. Agreed?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. Page 6, clause 12. Agreed?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. Bill as a whole. Agreed?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. Does the committee agree that Bill 7 is ready for third reading? Agreed?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you. Bill 7 is now ready for third reading. I would like to thank Mr. Arlooktoo and the witnesses for appearing before the committee. Thank you. Now, we move on to another item, as we agreed to, which is Bill 10. Thank you. Moving along accordingly. Mr. Todd, do you have any opening remarks dealing with Bill 10, Forgiveness of Debts Act, 1998-99? Mr. Todd.

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The purpose of the Forgiveness of Debts Act, 1998-99, is to authorize the forgiveness of certain debts listed in the schedule to the act. Pursuant to section 25(1) of the Financial Administration Act, the forgiveness of a debt or obligation of the government exceeding $1,000 must receive Legislative Assembly approval. When a debt is forgiven or made, no further collection action shall be pursued. The forgiveness being proposed in this act will not require any appropriation. Allowances for doubtful account were charged to an appropriation at the time it was determined that the collection of the debts was considered unlikely.

The account has been recommended for forgiveness as a result of bankruptcies, compromised settlements, and/or in the public interest. In cases where a compromised settlement is reached, the following factors are considered, possibility of future recoveries, the cost of continued legal action and the value of the security. For example, do the personal guarantees hold a reasonable worth? Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

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The Chair John Ningark

Thank you, Mr. Todd. I believe we will ask the Minister if he wishes to bring in any witnesses. Mr. Henry, do you have a remark on behalf of the Standing Committee on Government Operations? Mr. Henry.