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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Return To Question 48-13(7): Highway 3 Reconstruction
Question 48-13(7): Highway 3 Reconstruction
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Oral questions. Item 7, written questions. Item 8, returns to written questions. Item 9, replies to opening address. Item 10, petitions. Item 11, reports of standing and special committees. Item 12, reports of committees on the review of bills. Item 13, tabling of documents. Mr. Dent.

Tabled Document 24-13(7): Aurora College Annual Report 1997-98
Item 13: Tabling Of Documents

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I have two documents to table this morning. I wish to first of all table the following document entitled Aurora College Annual Report 1997-98.

Tabled Document 25-13(7): Nunavut Arctic College Annual Report, 1997-98
Item 13: Tabling Of Documents

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

And, Mr. Speaker, I would also like to table the document entitled Nunavut Arctic College Annual Report, 1997-98. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 25-13(7): Nunavut Arctic College Annual Report, 1997-98
Item 13: Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Tabling of documents. Item 14, notices of motion. Mrs. Groenewegen.

Motion 7-13(7): Expedient Reporting Of Bill 15 To The House
Item 14: Notices Of Motion

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Monday, March 29, 1999, I will move the following motion.

Now therefore, I move seconded by the honourable Member for Nunakput, that this Legislative Assembly strongly urges the Standing Committee on Government Operations to consider and report to this House with all due diligence and haste on their review of Bill 15, in a timeframe that would allow this Legislature to continue to operate as a duly elected Assembly beyond April 1, 1999.

Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time I will seek unanimous consent to deal with my motion today. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 7-13(7): Expedient Reporting Of Bill 15 To The House
Item 14: Notices Of Motion

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Notices of motion. Item 15, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Item 16, motions. Motion 6-13(7), Mr. Henry.

Motion 6-13(7): Amendments To The Rules Of The Legislative Assembly
Item 16: Motions

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Seamus Henry Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I would seek unanimous consent to have this motion deemed to have been read in its entirety and printed in Hansard. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 6-13(7): Amendments To The Rules Of The Legislative Assembly
Item 16: Motions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The Member for Yellowknife South is seeking unanimous consent to have this motion deemed to have been read in its entirety and printed in Hansard. Are there any nays? There are no nays. Mr. Henry, you have unanimous consent.

WHEREAS on April 1, 1999, the creation of Nunavut will reduce the membership of the 13th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories to 14 Members;

AND WHEREAS the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures has considered certain rules provisions respecting attire in the Chamber and Standing Committee structures in light of their applicability after March 31, 1999; NOW THEREFORE, I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that the rules of the Legislative Assembly be amended by:

Striking out that portion of Rule 12(9) that follows, "When in the Assembly, every Member shall be attired..." and substituting "... in traditional aboriginal clothing or in a manner that does not offend the dignity of the Assembly.";

AND FURTHER that Rules 85 and 85.1 be rescinded and the following adopted:

85(1) At its first sitting after a general election, the Assembly shall appoint a Striking Committee of three Members to report and recommend, with all convenient speed, Members to comprise the following Standing Committees of the Assembly:

On Government Operations

On Resource Management and Infrastructure

On Rules and Procedures

On Social Programs

and any other standing and special committees as directed by the Assembly.

(2) The Standing Committee on Government Operations shall:

a) Review issues which have government-wide implications;

b) Consider items and issues referred from other committees and the House;

c) Conduct the overview of the budget and the fiscal framework;

d) Consider the budgets and financial management of boards and agencies that are outside the responsibility of any standing committee, including the Office of the Legislative Assembly;

e) Examine the reports on the annual financial statements and public accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Report of the Auditor General;

f) Allocate to any other standing committee its examination of any estimates and any review of departmental performance;

g) Examine and consider the overall issues that affect the operation of the Government of the Northwest Territories relating to division.

(3) The Standing Committee on Resource Management and Infrastructure shall consider the following matters with respect to the Departments of Executive, Aboriginal Affairs, Financial Management Board Secretariat, Finance, Public Works and Services, Municipal and Community Affairs, Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development and Transportation:

a) Review legislation and policy proposals, multi-year business plans and budgets, bills, boards and agencies, and public accounts;

b) Review departmental performance; and,

c) Consider any other matter referred by the House.

(4) The Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures shall inquire into such matters as may be referred to it by the Legislative Assembly, the Speaker, or the Management and Services Board.

(5) The Standing Committee on Social Programs shall consider the following matters with respect to the Departments of Health and Social Services, Education, Culture and Employment, Justice, and the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation:

a) Review legislative and policy proposals, multi-year business plans and budgets, bills, boards and agencies, and public accounts;

b) Review departmental performance; and,

c) Consider any other matter referred by the House.

AND FURTHERMORE that Rule 87(1) be amended by adding "... with the exception of the Standing Committee on Government Operations, which shall consist of seven Members" after "... not more than five Members..."

AND FURTHERMORE that Rule 87(2) be amended by adding "... with the exception of the Standing Committee on Government Operations..." after "Each Standing Committee...";

AND FURTHERMORE that Rule 90(3) be rescinded and the following adopted:

90(3) The quorum of a committee shall be a simple majority of committee Members.

AND FURTHERMORE that these amendments shall come into effect and be deemed to be Rules of the Legislative Assembly on April 1, 1999.

Motion 6-13(7): Amendments To The Rules Of The Legislative Assembly
Item 16: Motions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The motion is in order. To the motion. Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried. Motions. Mrs. Groenewegen.

Motion 6-13(7): Amendments To The Rules Of The Legislative Assembly
Item 16: Motions

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Jane Groenewegen Hay River

Mr. Speaker, I am seeking unanimous consent to deal with the Motion 7-13(7): Expedient Reporting of Bill 15 to the House. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 6-13(7): Amendments To The Rules Of The Legislative Assembly
Item 16: Motions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Member for Hay River is seeking unanimous consent to deal with Motion 7-13(7): Expedient Reporting of Bill 15 to the House. Are there any nays?

Motion 6-13(7): Amendments To The Rules Of The Legislative Assembly
Item 16: Motions

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Some Hon. Members

Nay.

Motion 6-13(7): Amendments To The Rules Of The Legislative Assembly
Item 16: Motions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

I am sorry, Mrs. Groenewegen, you do not have unanimous consent. Motions. Item 17, first reading of bills. Item 18, second reading of bills. Item 19, consideration in committee of the whole of bills and other matters. Item 20, report of committee of the whole. Item 21, third reading of bills.

Before we ask for orders of the day, I would first of all like to say that on March 20th, we had a supper at the Prospector Bar and Grill that I was unable to attend, but there were presentations done at that time. My friend, the Member for Tu Nedhe was not there either, so he missed out on the presentations. I would like to ask Mr. Morin if he could come up. Before he does, we have a North of 60 diploma, which says this certificate certifies that Mr. Don Morin has been awarded the hanging G award for his noted reluctance to use the consonants when speaking. Can the Member come up.

--Applause

Item 22, Orders of the day. Mr. Clerk.

Item 22: Orders Of The Day
Item 22: Orders Of The Day

March 26th, 1999

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Clerk Of The House Mr. David Hamilton

Mr. Speaker there will be a meeting of the Western Territorial Leadership Committee at 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning. Orders of the day for Monday, March 29, 1999:

1. Prayer

2. Ministers' Statements

3. Members' Statements

4. Returns to Oral Questions

5. Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery

6. Oral Questions

7. Written Questions

8. Returns to Written Questions

9. Replies to Opening Address

10. Petitions

11. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

12. Reports of Committees on the Review of Bills

13. Tabling of Documents

14. Notices of Motion

15. Notices of Motion for First Reading of Bills

16. Motions

- Motion 7-13(7): Expedient Reporting of Bill 15 to the House

17. First Reading of Bills

18. Second Reading of Bills

19. Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

20. Report of Committee of the Whole

21. Third Reading of Bills

22. Orders of the Day

Item 22: Orders Of The Day
Item 22: Orders Of The Day

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. This House stands adjourned to Monday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m.

--ADJOURNMENT