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Recorded Vote
Item 17: Motions

Jackie Jacobson Nunakput

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

Recorded Vote
Item 17: Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

The honourable 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. Jacobson.

Motion 6-16(1): Appointments To The Board Of Management, Carried
Item 17: Motions

Jackie Jacobson Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

WHEREAS this Legislative Assembly is required to appoint Members to the Board of Management in accordance with subsection 36(3) of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act;

AND WHEREAS appointments to the Board of Management are required to be made during the First Session of each Legislature;

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Weledeh, that the following Members be appointed to the Board of Management of this Assembly:

Hon. Paul Delorey, Member for Hay River North

Mr. Tom Beaulieu, Member for Tu Nedhe

Mr. Robert McLeod, Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes

Mr. David Ramsay, Member for Kam Lake, and

Hon. Norman Yakeleya, Member for Sahtu.

AND FURTHER, that the following Members be appointed to the Board of Management as alternate Members:

Ms. Wendy Bisaro, Member for Frame Lake,

Mr. Jackie Jacobson, Member for Nunakput, and

Hon. Jackson Lafferty, Member for Monfwi.

Motion 6-16(1): Appointments To The Board Of Management, Carried
Item 17: Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Jacobson. A motion is on the floor. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Motion 6-16(1): Appointments To The Board Of Management, Carried
Item 17: Motions

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Motion 6-16(1): Appointments To The Board Of Management, Carried
Item 17: Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

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

---Carried

Motions. The honourable Member for Yellowknife Centre, Mr. Hawkins.

Motion 6-16(1): Appointments To The Board Of Management, Carried
Item 17: Motions

Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

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

Motion 6-16(1): Appointments To The Board Of Management, Carried
Item 17: Motions

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. Hawkins.

Motion 7-16(1): Rules Amendments For The Standing Committees Of The House, Carried
Item 17: Motions

Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

WHEREAS section 44 of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act states that the "Legislative Assembly may establish such standing and special committees to aid and advise it as it considers necessary";

AND WHEREAS the standing and special committees of the Legislative Assembly are established in the Rules of the Legislative Assembly;

AND WHEREAS the Legislative Assembly has chosen to make revisions to the standing committees;

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Frame Lake, that the Rules of the Legislative Assembly be amended by rescinding Rule 85 and substituting the following:

Standing and Special Committees 85 (1)

At its first sitting after a general election, the Assembly shall appoint a Striking Committee of five Members to report and recommend, with all convenient speed, Members to comprise the following standing committees of the Assembly:

on Economic Development and Infrastructure;

on Government Operations;

on Priorities and Planning;

on Rules and Procedures;

on Social Programs;

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

(2) The Standing Committee on Economic

Development and Infrastructure shall consider the following matters with respect to the departments of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations, Environment and Natural Resources, Industry, Tourism and investment, Municipal and Community Affairs, Public Works and Services, Transportation and the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation:

(a) review multi-year business plans and

budgets, bills, boards and agencies, including the Workers' Compensation Board of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation, the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation and the Public Utilities Board;

(b)

review departmental performance, including that of boards and agencies; and

(c) consider any other matter referred by the

House.

(3) The Standing Committee on Government

Operations shall consider the following matters with respect to the departments of the Executive, Finance, Human Resources and the Financial Management Board Secretariat:

(a) review multi-year business plans and

budgets, bills, boards and agencies;

(b) review departmental performance and

official language issues, including that of boards sand agencies;

(c) review, as necessary or appropriate, the

annual and other reports of the statutory officers of the Legislative Assembly, including the Languages Commissioner, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Equal Pay Commissioner and the Human Rights Commission;

(d) 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

(i)

in the event that the Assembly is not in session, the Speaker may provide the Auditor General's report and the Minister of Finance may provide the public accounts to the committee for review, which may include public hearings, in advance of tabling; and

(e) consider any other matter referred by the

House.

(4) The Standing Committee on Priorities and

Planning shall:

(a) review issues which have government-

wide implications, including the overview of the budget and fiscal framework;

(b) review Government of the Northwest

Territories reports on financial and performance results and program and policy evaluations to ensure anticipated outcomes are being achieved and accountability is maximized;

(c) coordinate

sessional business scheduling

and planning in cooperation with appropriate ministerial representatives;

(d) coordinate committee public consultation

efforts with respect to budget and fiscal matters;

(e) coordinate committee strategic planning

efforts;

(f)

monitor and evaluate ministerial performance issues;

(g) consider the budgets and financial

management of any boards and agencies that are outside the responsibility of any standing committee; and

(h) consider any other matter referred by the

House.

(5) The Standing Committee on Rules and

Procedures shall:

(a) review the reports of the Chief Electoral

Officer on the conduct of elections, plebiscites or votes conducted in the Northwest Territories in accordance with statute;

(b) review, as necessary or appropriate, the

annual and other reports of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner;

(c) review and make recommendations on the

implications and impacts that the implementation of self-government agreements will have on the powers, structures and procedures of the Legislative Assembly; and

(d) inquire into such matters as may be

referred to it by the Legislative Assembly, the Speaker or the Board of Management.

(6) 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 and Justice:

(a) review multi-year business plans and

budgets, bills, boards and agencies, including the Status of Women Council and programs for seniors, youth and persons with disabilities;

(b)

review departmental performance, including that of boards and agencies; and

(c) consider any other matter referred by the

House.

AND FURTHER, that Rules 87(1) and 87(2) be amended by striking out "Accountability and Oversight" after "Standing Committee on" and substituting "Priorities and Planning".

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 7-16(1): Rules Amendments For The Standing Committees Of The House, Carried
Item 17: Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Hawkins. A motion is on the floor. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Motion 7-16(1): Rules Amendments For The Standing Committees Of The House, Carried
Item 17: Motions

Some Hon. Members

Question

Motion 7-16(1): Rules Amendments For The Standing Committees Of The House, Carried
Item 17: Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

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

---Carried

Motions. The honourable Member for Great Slave, Mr. Abernethy.

Motion 7-16(1): Rules Amendments For The Standing Committees Of The House, Carried
Item 17: Motions

October 19th, 2007

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

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

Motion 7-16(1): Rules Amendments For The Standing Committees Of The House, Carried
Item 17: Motions

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. Abernethy.

Motion 8-16(1): Appointments To The Striking Committee, Carried
Item 17: Motions

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

WHEREAS it is required by Rule 85 that the Legislative Assembly shall appoint a Striking Committee of five Members to report and recommend, with all convenient speed, Members to comprise the standing committees;

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 of this Assembly.