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Appreciation To Frame Lake Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Ms. Bisaro, your time for Member’s statement has expired.

Appreciation To Frame Lake Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

I seek unanimous consent to conclude my statement.

---Unanimous consent granted.

Appreciation To Frame Lake Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

The same sentiment applies today. I sure hope that this Assembly will be successful at bettering the lives of our residents.

Appreciation To Frame Lake Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Ms. Bisaro. The honourable Member for Kam Lake, Mr. Ramsay.

Appreciation To Kam Lake Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

David Ramsay Kam Lake

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. I’d like to take this opportunity today to thank the constituents of Kam Lake for all of their support over the past eight years. It certainly remains an honour and a privilege to serve as the MLA for Kam Lake in this House and I’m looking forward to being the MLA for Kam Lake in the 17th Legislative Assembly.

To my family, friends and supporters, I also thank you very much for everything that you have done in helping me get to where I am today.

Also to my colleagues who are here in this House, I want to thank you very much for putting your trust and faith in me, in selecting me to serve this House as a Member of the Executive Council. I will always strive to do my best to serve this House.

We’ve been back here at the Assembly for a couple of weeks now and I also want to take this opportunity to thank the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Tim Mercer, and the very capable and professional team he has assembled here that have helped guide all Members through the orientation sessions.

Also, Mr. Speaker, I’d like to congratulate you on your selection as Premier – or as Speaker of this House. I’m getting ahead of myself. To Mr. Bob McLeod, Premier-elect, congratulations. I look forward to working with everybody over the next four years.

I also wanted to mention that over the next four years it is possible, with the Members that we have assembled here today, to make the Northwest Territories the best that we possibly can by all working together and I look forward to doing just that.

Appreciation To Kam Lake Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Ramsay. The honourable Member for Yellowknife South, Mr. Bob McLeod.

Appreciation To Yellowknife South Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

Bob McLeod Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. First of all, I would like to commend all those who put their names forward for Premier and for Cabinet.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my family and all my campaign workers and supporters and advisors. I was lucky enough to get 100 percent support, as indicated by my colleagues that got acclaimed.

I really want to thank the constituents of Yellowknife South for their support and their encouragement to put my name forward to run for Premier.

I’d like to congratulate you on being chosen to represent us as Speaker.

I want to thank all the Ministers that have been elected to Cabinet. I know we’re going to have a very busy four years.

Once again, I would like to thank all the Members for their support in electing me as Premier. I look forward to working with each of you.

To the people of Fort Providence, I’m looking forward to coming back soon to visit.

Appreciation To Yellowknife South Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. McLeod. The honourable Member for Hay River North, Mr. Bouchard.

Appreciation To Hay River North Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

Robert Bouchard Hay River North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise here for the first time as MLA for Hay River North. As you told me on one of the first times I met you, I’d be nervous the first time. I am a little shaky. I’m nervous because it’s an important position.

I’d like to thank the constituents of Hay River and my family and friends. I look forward to working with you all, over the next four years. I know we have

lots of hills to climb, but hopefully we get over them easily. Thank you for your time today.

Appreciation To Hay River North Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Bouchard. The honourable Member for Weledeh, Mr. Bromley.

Appreciation To Weledeh Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

Bob Bromley Weledeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to begin by offering my congratulations to you, Mr. Speaker, to Premier-elect Bob McLeod, and to all Cabinet-elect Members on their selection to these important leadership positions. These responsibilities are not lightly earned, and the new incumbents bring many skills and considerable experience and knowledge to their jobs. I look forward to working with you.

It is a great honour and privilege to be representing and working on behalf of the people and interests of Weledeh and the Northwest Territories. I thank the voters and pledge my dedication to them.

I also want to express my appreciation to all those who contributed by putting their names forward for election throughout the NWT, with particular mention to Mr. Mark Bogan, who ran in Weledeh.

I am humbled by the amazing support, skills, time and contributions that I received from my campaign team. I recognize that they gave up valuable time from family and personal lives, from fall harvesting season and from their working lives for my campaign. The contributions were many and varied, and many people in community groups and various governments shared their insights and advice.

I would particularly like to thank my family, starting with my wife, Marianne. All other comments combined, I couldn’t do it without you, Marianne. My mother, Barb Bromley, the leader of the Bromley clan, and all of my extended family who’ve had a hard time lately but they’ve been a huge support and offered a lot of encouragement.

I am looking forward to working once again with all Members of this Assembly and being a voice at the table for residents of Weledeh and for all residents of the NWT. I will be seeking renewed commitments to healthy families and healthy communities through new and more effective governance, and I will continue to bring accountability to every part of this work to the degree that I am able.

I want to acknowledge the wonderful performances and the prayer song by the Dettah Drummers and the Weledeh School Choir.

I also want to thank all the previous Members of the 16th Assembly, especially those that aren’t on the

floor of the House with us today; in particular, Premier Roland.

I see I’ve just got a few seconds left. I want to particularly acknowledge my campaign manager, Ann Peters, and many of the volunteers that helped me out once again.

Appreciation To Weledeh Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Bromley. The honourable Member for Thebacha, Mr. Miltenberger.

Appreciation To Thebacha Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

October 27th, 2011

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’m the MLA for Thebacha and I’ve been here now five times. I can tell you I’ve never been acclaimed.

---Laughter

But I’ve made it through. I’d like to thank the constituents of Thebacha. I have the benefit of working with one of the best campaign manager/constituency assistants in the business: Ms. Denise Yuhas.

I’d, as well, like to congratulate my colleague, the long-serving, long-suffering Member for Hay River South, who has been here for as equally long as I have.

I’d like to, as well, pay my best respects to the outgoing Premier, Premier Roland. He and I have ridden the political trails together for 16 years. He’s going to park his political horse in the barn for a while and head to Inuvik, and I’d like to wish him happy trails and I know that we will be seeing each other in the future.

Mr. Speaker, to you, Premier McLeod, Cabinet Ministers, I wish you all the best and congratulate you. All the Members as well, and, of course, my family. I’d like to thank them as well.

There is one person; when the Bishop made a prayer, and I thought about it, the wisdom of Solomon, definitely the patience of Job and a heart of Mary, my wife.

Appreciation To Thebacha Constituents And Supporters
Members’ Statements

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. The Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, Mr. Moses.

Bravery Demonstrated During Tragic Fire In Inuvik
Members’ Statements

Alfred Moses Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’d like to use my first of many Member’s statements to recognize three extremely brave individuals from Inuvik. Teddy Angasak, who is only 11 years old, put his life in danger to save his siblings during a recent house fire. His actions demonstrate the courage and the true human spirit at its best. As he is recovering from sustained injuries, I wish him all the best in a speedy recovery.

Constable Todd Glemser and Constable Andrew Aucoin, two RCMP officers who also put their lives at risk in going beyond the call of duty in their rescue attempts.

My condolences to all the families across the Northwest Territories who have lost loved ones. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

Mr. Speaker, I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Inuvik and many supporters across the Northwest Territories for having confidence and trust in me and allowing me to represent them in the Legislative Assembly. Special thanks goes to two individuals in particular, and those are my parents, who have had support behind me right from the start. I think they were pretty surprised, too, when I got in here.

---Laughter

Martha and Winston Moses.

As we move forward in the 17th Legislative

Assembly, I look forward to working with all of the leaders across the Northwest Territories, our elected leaders and our leaders at the community level in Inuvik and the Northwest Territories to make the Northwest Territories a healthy, developed and prosperous territory for one and all. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, mahsi.