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Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Ramsay. To the motion for the first Monday in October, Mr. Menicoche.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Kevin A. Menicoche Nahendeh

Thank you, Madam Chair. I am certainly in favour of not campaigning in the snow.

---Laughter

But I am not really in favour of a fixed election date. I won't be voting for this motion.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Menicoche. Next on the list is Mr. Zoe. To the motion.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

March 10th, 2005

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Henry Zoe North Slave

Thank you, Madam Chair. Although my previous comments said maybe we should wait until the next sitting in May to discuss this, I just was thinking about the process. This gives the government direction. If we give them direction, then hopefully they will start working on developing the required legislation or make amendments to the various legislation. That's just a first step. Then once the bill is developed, it will go through the process, go back to committee and they will have public hearings. At that time, if they want the date to be changed, we will have a good, healthy debate and maybe we will have more public input at this time. Therefore, I will be supporting Mr. Roland's motion.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Yeah!

---Applause

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Okay. Thank you, Mr. Zoe. To the motion. Mr. Hawkins.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Madam Chair. I will be voting in favour of the motion. Although I personally prefer winter elections to show how hardy we are as northerners. I want to emphasize that I think Mr. Zoe is right; we will see this a few times, so it can be further debated later. Thank you.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Thank you. You raise a good point. This is good drafting instruction, so that the legislation can be drafted up. This will not be your last opportunity to speak to it. There is always the prerogative to change your mind. To the motion.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Question is being called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

---Applause

Mr. Zoe.

Committee Motion 43-15(3): Recommendation To Establish The First Monday In October As The Fixed Date Of The General Election, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Henry Zoe North Slave

Madam Chair, the report also discussed that a review be undertaken to consider the efficiencies and sharing of resources that could occur with the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, assuming the administration responsibilities for election of community governments under the Local Authorities Election Act. I think this review should happen. Let them take a look at it and see if we can incorporate to see if it can be done.

Committee Motion 44-15(3) Recommendation To Review The Sharing Of Resources Possible For The Ceo To Assume Administrative Responsibility For Municipal Elections, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Henry Zoe North Slave

To that effect, Madam Chair, I would like to move that the committee recommends that a review be undertaken to consider the efficiencies and sharing of resources that could occur with the office of the Chief Electoral Officer assuming the administrative responsibility for elections of community governments under the Local Authorities Election Act.

Committee Motion 44-15(3) Recommendation To Review The Sharing Of Resources Possible For The Ceo To Assume Administrative Responsibility For Municipal Elections, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Jane Groenewegen

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

Committee Motion 44-15(3) Recommendation To Review The Sharing Of Resources Possible For The Ceo To Assume Administrative Responsibility For Municipal Elections, Carried
Item 18: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Some Hon. Members

Question.