This is page numbers 1921 to 1954 of the Hansard for the 16th Assembly, 3rd 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 honourable.

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Tabling of Documents
Tabling of Documents

Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the Ministerial Benefits Policy.

Document 7-16(3), Ministerial Benefits Policy,

tabled.

Tabling of Documents
Tabling of Documents

Sandy Lee Range Lake

I wish to table the following document entitled Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Annual Report 2006–2007.

Document 8-16(3), Health and Social Services

Annual Report 2006–2007, tabled.

Tabling of Documents
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Ms. Lee. Pursuant to section 21 of the Human Rights Act, I wish to table the Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission Annual Report 2007–2008.

Document 9-16(3), Northwest Territories

Human Rights Commission Annual Report 2007–2008, tabled.

Tabling of Documents
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Item 15, notices of motion. The honourable Member for Hay River South, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Motion 5-16(3) Executive Council Accountability And Performance Process
Notices of Motion

Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Monday, October 27, 2008, I will move the following motion.

Now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Tu Nedhe, that this Assembly formally move to conduct an Executive Council accountability review process within the next 12 months whereby the Premier and Members of the Executive Council shall report to and be accountable to Members of the Legislature on progress to date and plans for the remainder of the term of the 16th Legislative Assembly.

Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today.

Motion 5-16(3) Executive Council Accountability And Performance Process
Notices of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you. The honourable Member for Hay River South, Mrs. Groenewegen.

Motion 6-16(3) Ministerial Benefits Policy
Notices of Motion

October 24th, 2008

Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Monday, October 27, 2008, I will move the following motion:

Now therefore I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Tu Nedhe, that Tabled Document 7-16(3,) Ministerial Benefits Policy, be referred to Committee of the Whole for consideration.

Mr. Speaker, at the appropriate time I will be seeking unanimous consent to deal with this motion today.

Motion 6-16(3) Ministerial Benefits Policy
Notices of Motion

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mrs. Groenewegen. Item 16, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Item 17, motions. The honourable Member for Kam Lake, Mr. Ramsay.

Motion 1-16(3) Appointment Of Directorof Human Rights (Motion Carried)
Motions

David Ramsay Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

WHEREAS Section 23.(1) of the Human Rights Act provides that the Commissioner, on the

recommendation of the Legislative Assembly, shall appoint a Director of Human Rights to carry out the responsibilities set out in the Act;

AND WHEREAS the Board of Management is tasked with recommending an individual to the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Assembly is prepared to make a recommendation to the Commissioner;

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that Ms. Thérèse Boullard of Yellowknife be reappointed as Director of Human Rights during good behaviour for a term of four years by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories as recommended by the Legislative Assembly.

AND FURTHER that the Speaker be authorized to communicate the effective date of appointment to the Commissioner.

Motion carried.

Motion 1-16(3) Appointment Of Directorof Human Rights (Motion Carried)
Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

The honourable Member for Kam Lake, Mr. Ramsay.

Motion 2-16(3) Appointment Of Human Rights Adjudication Panel (Motion Carried)
Motions

David Ramsay Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

WHEREAS Section 48(1) of the Human Rights Act provides for the establishment of an adjudication panel composed of at least three persons appointed by the Commissioner on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly;

AND WHEREAS the Board of Management has considered a number of qualified individuals for appointment and reappointment as adjudication panel members and the designation of an existing member as Chairperson;

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that the following persons be recommended to the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories for appointment as members of the Human Rights Adjudication Panel during good behaviour for a term of four years:

1) Mr. James Posynick of Creston, BC; and

2) Ms. Karen Snowshoe of Inuvik, NT;

AND FURTHER, that pursuant to Section 50(1) of the Human Rights Act, the Legislative Assembly recommends to the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories the designation of Mr. Adrian Wright of Yellowknife as Chairperson of the Adjudication Panel.

Motion carried.

Motion 2-16(3) Appointment Of Human Rights Adjudication Panel (Motion Carried)
Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

The honourable Member for Tu Nedhe, Mr. Beaulieu.

Motion 3-16(3) Appointment Of Deputy Director Of Human Rights (Motion Carried)
Motions

Tom Beaulieu Tu Nedhe

Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker.

WHEREAS Section 23.(1) of the Human Rights Act provides that the Commissioner, on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly, may appoint one or more Deputy Directors of Human Rights to carry out the responsibilities set out in the Act;

AND WHEREAS the Board of Management has recommended an individual to the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Assembly is prepared to make a recommendation;

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that Deborah McLeod be reappointed as the Deputy Director of Human Rights during good behaviour for a term of four years by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories as recommended by the Legislative Assembly;

AND FURTHER that the Speaker be authorized to communicate the effective date of appointment to the Commissioner.

Motion carried.

Motion 3-16(3) Appointment Of Deputy Director Of Human Rights (Motion Carried)
Motions

The Speaker Paul Delorey

The honourable Member for Frame Lake, Ms. Bisaro.

Motion 4-16(3) Extended Adjournment Of The House To February 4, 2009 (Motion Carried)
Motions

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

I MOVE, seconded by the Honourable Member for Thebacha, that notwithstanding Rule 4, when this House adjourns on October 24, 2008, it shall be adjourned until Wednesday, February 4, 2009.

AND FURTHER, that any time prior to February 4, 2009, if the Speaker is satisfied, after consultation with the Executive Council and Members of the Legislative Assembly, that 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.

Motion carried.