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Motion 8-16(1): Appointments To The Striking Committee
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Monday, October 22, 2007, I will move the following motion: Now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Mackenzie Delta, that Mrs. Groenewegen, Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Robert C. McLeod, Mr. Menicoche and Mr. Ramsay be appointed to the Striking Committee for this Assembly. Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time, I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today.

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Motion 8-16(1): Appointments To The Striking Committee
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Abernethy. Notices of motion. Honourable Member for Hay River South, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Motion 9-16(1): Revocation Of Appointments To The Standing Committee On Accountability And Oversight And Appointments To The Standing Committee On Priorities And Planning
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Monday, October 22, 2007, I will move the following motion: Now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Frame Lake, that the appointments of the following Members to the Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight be revoked and that the following Members be appointed to the Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning: Mr. Glen Abernethy, Member for Great Slave; Mr. Tom Beaulieu, Member for Tu Nedhe; Ms. Wendy Bisaro, Member for Frame Lake; Mr. Bob Bromley, Member for Weledeh; Mrs. Jane Groenewegen, Member for Hay River South; Mr. Robert Hawkins, Member for Yellowknife Centre; Mr. Jackie Jacobson, Member for Nunakput; Mr. David Krutko, Member for Mackenzie Delta; Mr. Robert C. McLeod, Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes; Mr. Kevin Menicoche, Member for Nahendeh; and Mr. David Ramsay, Member for Kam Lake. Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time, I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Motion 9-16(1): Revocation Of Appointments To The Standing Committee On Accountability And Oversight And Appointments To The Standing Committee On Priorities And Planning
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mrs. Groenewegen. Notices of motion. Honourable Member for Frame Lake, Ms. Bisaro.

Motion 10-16(1): Appointment Of Deputy Speaker
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Monday, October 22, 2007, I will move the following motion: Now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Tu Nedhe, that the honourable Member for Mackenzie Delta, Mr. David Krutko, be appointed as Deputy Speaker. As well, Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time, I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today. Thank you.

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Motion 10-16(1): Appointment Of Deputy Speaker
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Ms. Bisaro. Notices of motion. Honourable Member for Kam Lake, Mr. Ramsay.

Motion 11-16(1): Appointment Of Deputy Chairpersons Of Committee Of The Whole
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

David Ramsay Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Monday, October 22, 2007, I will move the following motion: Now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Nunakput, that the honourable Member for Great Slave, Mr. Glen Abernethy, and the honourable Member for Weledeh, Mr. Bob Bromley, be appointed as deputy chairpersons of Committee of the Whole. Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time, I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today. Mahsi.

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Motion 11-16(1): Appointment Of Deputy Chairpersons Of Committee Of The Whole
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Ramsay. Notices of motion. Honourable Member for Thebacha, Mr. Miltenberger.

Motion 12-16(1): Extended Adjournment Of The House To November 27, 2007
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Monday, October 22, 2007, I will move the following motion: I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that, notwithstanding Rule 4, when this House adjourns on October 19, 2007, it shall be adjourned until Tuesday, November 27, 2007; and further, any time prior to November 27, 2007, if the Speaker is satisfied, after consultation with Executive Council and Members of the Legislative Assembly, if the public interest requires that the House should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, the Speaker may give notice and thereupon the House shall meet at the time stated in such notice and shall transact its business as it has been duly adjourned to that time. Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time, I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today. Thank you.

Motion 12-16(1): Extended Adjournment Of The House To November 27, 2007
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Notices of motion. Notices of motion for first reading of bills. Colleagues, before we go on to the next item on the agenda, the Chair is going to call a short break.

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Motion 12-16(1): Extended Adjournment Of The House To November 27, 2007
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Colleagues, let’s get back to orders of the day. Motions. The honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, Mr. McLeod.

Motion 12-16(1): Extended Adjournment Of The House To November 27, 2007
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

October 19th, 2007

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to deal with the motion I gave notice of earlier today. Thank you.

Motion 12-16(1): Extended Adjournment Of The House To November 27, 2007
Item 15: Notices Of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

The Member is seeking unanimous consent to deal with the motion he gave notice of earlier today. Are there any nays? There are no nays. You may proceed with your motion, Mr. McLeod.

Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
Item 17: Motions

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Thank you, colleagues.

WHEREAS the Members of the 16th Legislative Assembly

are mindful that it is an honour and a privilege to serve the people of the Northwest Territories as legislators;

AND WHEREAS the trust and confidence the people have placed in conferring this office upon us demands the highest standard of conduct, integrity and honour;

AND WHEREAS Members are resolved to do our utmost to hear the voices of all our people; preserve our traditions and bridge them with new ways to build our future; provide legislation, policies and services for the good of the people as individuals, families and communities; promote the equality of all our people; distribute resources fairly and justly; and respect and honour our land and all its inhabitants;

AND WHEREAS Members recognize that we owe to this Legislature respect as well as dedication to ensuring the integrity of our government and to earning the confidence of the people;

AND WHEREAS Members recognize that we owe to our constituents our best efforts at effective representation as well as accountability, honesty, fairness and courtesy;

AND WHEREAS Members recognize that we owe to the public a responsibility to work for the well-being of all residents of the Northwest Territories;

AND WHEREAS Members recognize that we owe to our colleagues fairness and respect for differences, and the duty to work together with goodwill for the common good;

AND WHEREAS Members are resolved not to act, nor condone others to act, in ways that exploit, slander or discriminate against others;

AND WHEREAS Members acknowledge a vision and a responsibility to improve the lives of our people and to act in creative ways to overcome the hardships which destroy life and hope and the human frailties which fall upon us;

AND WHEREAS Members are resolved not to act, nor condone others to act, in ways which are dishonest or which exploit positions of privilege for personal gain;

AND WHEREAS paragraph 75 (a) of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act provides that each Member shall perform his or her duties of office and arrange his or her private affairs in such a manner as to maintain public confidence and trust in the integrity, objectivity and impartiality of the Member;

AND WHEREAS past Assemblies have seen fit to adopt principles to guide Members’ conduct;

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Weledeh, that this Legislative Assembly formally adopts the “Members’ Conduct Guidelines” as appended and which forms part of this resolution.

Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
Item 17: Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. The motion is on the floor. The motion is in order. To the motion. The Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, Mr. McLeod.