This is page numbers 135 - 148 of the Hansard for the 13th 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 decision.

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Member's Statement 77-13(7): Farewell To Nunavut Colleagues
Item 3: Members' Statements

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Members' statements. Mr. Morin.

Member's Statement 78-13(7): Responsibility For Decision Not To Appeal The Electoral Boundaries Judgement
Item 3: Members' Statements

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday in this Legislative Assembly was an opportunity to say goodbye to a lot of our good friends from the Nunavut Caucus so we left it as that day. Also yesterday in the Legislative Assembly the Honourable Goo Arlooktoo, the Deputy Premier, had a Minister's statement on the Northwest Territories Electoral Boundaries.

I just wanted to say to the public out there, so they fully understand, so no one can pass the buck in this Legislative Assembly. Advice you get, as a Cabinet, advice you get from the staff and your lawyers is strictly that. Advice. The decision not to appeal strictly falls in the hands of Cabinet and the political leaders that are elected to represent all of the communities in the western Arctic. They are responsible for that decision. No one else. Lawyers can advise you, bureaucrats can advise you, but when you go to bed at night, you made that decision. When you get up tomorrow morning, you made that decision. So later on today, Mr. Speaker, I will be questioning the Premier on the decision he made to abandon the aboriginal governments of the western Arctic. Thank you.

Member's Statement 78-13(7): Responsibility For Decision Not To Appeal The Electoral Boundaries Judgement
Item 3: Members' Statements

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Members' statements. Item 4, returns to oral questions. Item 5, recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Todd.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rarely do this but I would be in real difficulty the rest of my life if I did not recognize these people today. I would like to recognize my two nephews, Dustin and Jackson Talbot. Are you going to stand up, boys? And of course I would also like to recognize my sister, my huge sister, and I mean huge, Ann Todd. Thank you.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Welcome to the Assembly. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Henry.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, today it gives me great pleasure to recognize in the gallery two groups. The first group, Mr. Speaker, is a group of national and international students sponsored by Rotary Club of Yellowknife who come from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, South Africa, Australia and France. They are accompanied by Mr. John Fenton, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Yellowknife, and Chairman of the committee which organizes this event called, Northern Experience. These

students are here to learn our northern culture and lifestyles and are extremely interested in our form of government structure.

The second group I wish to recognize, Mr. Speaker, is a group of grade three students from Ecole St. Joseph School, within my constituency. They are accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. Petra Ribbink, and parents, Ms. Margo Grayston and, as Mr. Todd the Finance Minister, recognized, his sister, Ms. Ann Todd, who as I mentioned is the Minister of Finance's sister. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Welcome to the Assembly. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Antoine.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, in our communities we have community health representatives and this past week there was a conference here, the first one in about ten years I am told. Thirty CHRs attended, and today as visitors in the gallery, I would like to recognize two of them, Alizette Tatsiechelle from Lutselk'e, Northwest Territories, and a very special visitor for me, my aunt, Mary Louise Norwegian of Fort Simpson.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Welcome to the Assembly. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Kakfwi.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is a rare occasion for me to recognize visitors, however we have in the gallery, a former chief from Walpole Island, Bill Tooskenig, a friend of mine, a friend of Titus Allooloo, and many other people sitting in the gallery. Thank you.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Welcome to the Assembly. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Mr. Erasmus.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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Roy Erasmus Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize a constituent of mine from Yellowknife north, Ms. Courriveau, in the gallery. Also I would like to recognize, Mr. Craig Shenher, and from Edmonton, Mr. Rod Domoslai.

Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery
Item 5: Recognition Of Visitors In The Gallery

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Welcome to the gallery. Recognition of visitors. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Morin.

Question 41-13(7): Cabinet Decisions
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Justice. Mr. Minister, here when, at any given time in the past, where you have had advice from the Department of Justice as a Cabinet, where the Cabinet has made any decision to make a decision other than the advice that you received from the legal department? Thank you.

Question 41-13(7): Cabinet Decisions
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The Minister of Justice, Mr. Arlooktoo.