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Bill 24: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012
Second Reading of Bills

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 24: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Question is being called.

---Carried

Bill 24 has had second reading. The honourable Minister responsible for Finance, Mr. Miltenberger.

Bill 25: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012
Second Reading of Bills

Thebacha

Michael Miltenberger Minister of Finance

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 25, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, this bill makes operations appropriations for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2011-12 fiscal year. Thank you.

Bill 25: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. A motion is on the floor. The motion is in order. To the principle of the bill. The honourable Member for Mackenzie Delta, Mr. Krutko.

Bill 25: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012
Second Reading of Bills

August 24th, 2011

David Krutko Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My understanding of the bill is there is money that’s been designated for the devolution process in regard to those negotiations, yet there’s no money in there that allows for other groups to take part except for $170,000, which is for the Inuvialuit and the Metis to partake in those negotiations, but no resources for other groups to participate. Hearing the Premier speak in regard to the devolution process, he’s saying that there’s money there for the people to come to the table. My understanding of the bill is there is no money for other groups to participate, so how can we be telling people in the public that there’s money there for the Aboriginal groups to participate, especially for those groups up and down the valley and especially the Dene people in the Northwest Territories?

I’d like clarification, Mr. Speaker. My understanding is that of the $170,000, $100,000 is going to the Inuvialuit and $70,000 is going to the Metis Nation. How can you justify a bill that is not inclusive of the residents of the Northwest Territories to participate in that process?

Bill 25: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Thank you, Mr. Krutko. To the principle of the bill.

Bill 25: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012
Second Reading of Bills

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 25: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2011-2012
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Paul Delorey

Question is being called.

---Carried

Bill 25 has had second reading. Item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters: Bill 9, Wildlife Act, and Committee Report 7-16(6), Report on the Review of Bill 9, Wildlife Act. By the authority given me as Speaker by Motion 6-16(6), I hereby authorize the House to sit beyond the daily hour of adjournment to consider the business before the House, with Mr. Bromley in the chair.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair Bob Bromley

I’d like to call Committee of the Whole to order. Committee, we have before us two items: Bill 9 and Committee Report 7-16(6). What is the wish of committee? Mrs. Groenewegen.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Jane Groenewegen Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The wish of the committee is to deal with Bill 9, Wildlife Act, and Committee Report 7-16(6), Report on the Review of Bill 9, Wildlife Act. Thank you.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair Bob Bromley

Thank you, Mrs. Groenewegen. Committee would like to deal with Bill 9 and Committee Report 7-16(6). We have Minister Miltenberger.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The government will not be proceeding with Bill 9 at this point.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair Bob Bromley

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Does committee agree we not proceed with Bill 9?

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair Bob Bromley

Thank you, committee. Mrs. Groenewegen.