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

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Krutko. To the motion. Honourable Member for Nahendeh, Mr. Menicoche.

Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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Kevin A. Menicoche Nahendeh

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I, too, rise in support of this motion. I’m very happy that we can come up with guidelines that get straight to the point, that tells the public that we’re here, we’re here to represent you fairly, we’re here to work with our colleagues fairly, and I believe that’s all the public asks of us to give us their confidence, their trust, their honour, and the privilege to serve on their behalf. Like many of my other colleagues that are speaking here today, they ask one thing, is that we do not shame them. I believe the guideline like this will help us as a reminder as we do our duties here as the Members of the Legislative Assembly. Mahsi cho.

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Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Menicoche. To the motion. The honourable Member for Tu Nedhe, Mr. Beaulieu.

Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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Tom Beaulieu Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, support the Members' Conduct Guidelines. We've all come from the various communities, many of us from small communities, and with the limited resources the government has important that the words in here, hearing the voices of all our people, equality to all our people, resources fairly and justly distributed, and also best efforts to represent as accountable, honest, fair and courtesy, and to strive to be honest in the role with the people and will not act dishonestly. I’d like all of those things from the Member from Tu Nedhe. Thank you.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Beaulieu. To the motion. The honourable Member for Hay River South, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I’d also like to stand to speak in support of the principles and standards that are laid out in the Members' Conduct Guidelines. It’s been said in this government before and we can always remember that we need to lead by example and that we are the role models. We are under the scrutiny of all of the people we serve, the people of the Northwest Territories. We do have our private lives, but our private lives aren’t very private in the sense that people do look to us for that leadership. I’ll say I’ll coin that phrase again that we must set a high standard and lead by example. Thank you.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mrs. Groenewegen. To the motion. I will go to the mover of the motion for closing remarks. Mr. McLeod. I’ll go to the Member for Yellowknife South, Mr. McLeod.

Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, would like to commend the movers of this motion. As a new Member of the Legislative Assembly, the Members' Conduct Guidelines that have been put forward lays out all the attributes that I would aspire to in serving in this Legislative Assembly. So I will be supporting the motion. Thank you.

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Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. To the motion. The honourable Member for Nunakput, Mr. Jacobson.

Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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Jackie Jacobson Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, I’m in full support of the Members' Conduct Guidelines and, like my previous colleagues in front of me stated, for myself it’s an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Nunakput in the Northwest Territories.

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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Jacobson. To the motion. I’ll go to the mover of the motion for closing remarks. Mr. Robert McLeod.

Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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October 19th, 2007

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I want to thank all my colleagues for their comments and their belief in the motion that we just put forward. It was mentioned a couple of times, you know, the sad truth is it doesn’t matter how much good work an Assembly does -- and the 15th Assembly I believe did some good work -- but some Assemblies are remembered for the wrong reasons. The report I seen on past Assemblies, they seem to focus on all the negative stuff. I believe with this group that we have here, and my colleague from the Mackenzie Delta made another interesting comment saying that, you know, I’m trusting in all of you because anything that any one of us do in here, as David said, we all kind of get painted with the same brush. I will watch my conduct because I don’t want anybody painting you all with the same brush because of my conduct, especially if it’s negative conduct. I expect the same from everybody.

So I thank all the Members here and I look forward to the next four years. I think we have a good group. I think there’s going to be some good work done. I want the 16th Assembly to be remembered for the good work it did and nothing else. Mr. Speaker, I would also ask for a recorded vote. Thank you.

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Motion 5-16(1): Adoption Of Members' Conduct Guidelines, Carried
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. The Member is seeking a recorded vote. Will all those in favour of the motion please stand?

Recorded Vote
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Tim Mercer Clerk Of The House

Mr. McLeod, Inuvik Twin Lakes; Mr. Ramsay; Mr. Krutko; Mr. Menicoche; Mr. Jacobson; Mr. Beaulieu; Mr. Bromley; Mr. Hawkins; Mr. Lafferty; Ms. Lee; Mr. Miltenberger; Mr. Roland; Mr. McLeod, Deh Cho; Mr. Yakeleya; Mr. McLeod, Yellowknife South; Ms. Bisaro; Mr. Abernethy; Mrs. Groenewegen.

Recorded Vote
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The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. Will all those opposing the motion please rise. All those abstaining from the motion please rise. The results of the motion at the vote: 18 for, none against, none abstaining. The motion is carried unanimously.

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Motions. The honourable Member for Nunakput, Mr. Jacobson.