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Report of Committee of the Whole
Report of Committee of the Whole

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Your committee has been considering Committee Report 3-17(3), Government Operations Report on the Review of the Office of the Northwest Territories Languages Commissioner Annual Report 2010-2011; Committee Report 4-17(3), Government Operations Report on the Review of the Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly; Committee Report 5-17(3), Rules and Procedures Report on the Introduction of Electronic Petitions in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories; and Tabled Document 2-17(3), Commissioner’s Opening Address: Creating the Conditions for Success, and would like to report progress with 15 motions being adopted, and that Committee Reports 3-17(3), 4-17(3) and 5-17(3), and Tabled Document 2-17(3) are all concluded. I move that the report of Committee of the Whole be concurred with. Thank you.

Report of Committee of the Whole
Report of Committee of the Whole

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Ms. Bisaro. Do you have a seconder? Thank you, Mr. Blake.

---Carried

Item 22, third reading of bills. Mr. Lafferty.

Bill 1: An Act To Amend The Student Financial Assistance Act
Third Reading of Bills

June 14th, 2012

Jackson Lafferty Monfwi

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 1: An Act To Amend The Student Financial Assistance Act
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Bill 1 has had third reading.

---Carried

Mr. Blake.

Bill 3: An Act To Amend The Human Rights Act
Third Reading of Bills

Frederick Blake Jr. Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Kam Lake, that Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 3: An Act To Amend The Human Rights Act
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Bill 3 has had third reading.

Mr. Miltenberger.

Bill 9: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2012-2013
Third Reading of Bills

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Tu Nedhe, that Bill 9, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2012-2013, be read for the third time.

Bill 9: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2012-2013
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Bill 9 has had third reading.

Mr. Miltenberger.

Bill 10: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 7, 2010-2011
Third Reading of Bills

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 10, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No, 7, 2010-2011, be read for the third time. Thank you.

Bill 10: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 7, 2010-2011
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Bill 10 has had third reading.

Mr. Miltenberger.

Bill 11: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2010-2011
Third Reading of Bills

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2010-2011, be read for the third time. Thank you.

Bill 11: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2010-2011
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Bill 11 has had third reading.

Mr. Clerk, would you ascertain if the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, the Honourable George Tuccaro, is prepared to enter the Chamber to assent to bills.

Bill 11: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2010-2011
Third Reading of Bills

George Tuccaro Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories

Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislative Assembly, good afternoon.

At this time I would like to commend Members of this House for your work on the annual budget for 2012-2013, which you have passed. This budget will fund the Government of the Northwest Territories programs and services that will help this Assembly achieve its vision of strong individuals, families and communities sharing the benefits and responsibilities of a unified, environmentally sustainable and prosperous Northwest Territories.

And now that you have considered the matters before you in this session with utmost care, you

have reached your decisions for the people of the Northwest Territories in mind.

I would also like to thank Members for their nominations for deserving Northerners who may receive the Diamond Jubilee Medals to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. These Northerners will join other Canadians who will receive this honour.

I would like to wish each of you a safe, healthy and happy summer as you take your break and enjoy quality time with your families, even as you continue working for the betterment of all Northerners. I look forward to seeing you all again here in this House during the fall sitting.

Assent To Bills
Third Reading of Bills

George Tuccaro Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories

As Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, I am pleased to assent to the following bills:

• Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Student Financial

Assistance Act;

• Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act;

• Bill 6, Supplementary Appropriation Act

(Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2012-2013;

• Bill 9, Supplementary Appropriation Act

(Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2012-2013;

• Bill 10, Supplementary Appropriation Act

(Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 7, 2010-2011;

• Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act

(Operations Expenditures), No, 5, 2010-2011.

Thank you, merci beaucoup, mahsi cho, quanami, koana.

Assent To Bills
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Colleagues, before we adjourn today, I would like to make a few comments.

Firstly, I appreciate the work that you have undertaken during this session. You have debated and adopted the 2012-2013 budget, four supplementary appropriation bills, two pieces of legislation and considered five committee reports.

During this sitting we have also noted the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Many of you joined the Premier and me earlier today for the planting of the Jubilee shrubs to commemorate this event. I wish to remind Members that ceremonies will continue to take place in many communities throughout the North to present the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals. I encourage you to attend as many of these ceremonies as you can and to celebrate with our northern medal recipients.

The House also noted and marked May 26th as the

National Day of Healing and Reconciliation, a unique and heartfelt northern response to the impacts of residential schools in the North. This House also passed a motion during this sitting which recognized and honoured the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and we were honoured to have Commissioner Marie Wilson with

us on Monday. I urge all Members and all NWT residents to continue to celebrate the strength of our communities and of our people and to take an active part in Aboriginal Day festivities on June 21st .

This is another uniquely northern day of celebration.

As Northerners, we will, of course, join all Canadians to celebrate Canada Day on July 1st .

True North strong and free.

I know, colleagues, that many of you offered congratulations to graduates in your regions during this sitting. Today I’d like to congratulate all my graduates of Nunakput, especially Bessie Lennie Ruben, Dakota Reidford, Isaac Elanik, Tessa Selene Lucas, Kyle Wolki, Joel Ross-Gruben, Kayla Kaodloak, Reheane Kanayok, Tracey Kanayok, Natasha Nasogaluak and Amanda Wolki. I’d like to say a special thank you to your parents, grandparents, your guardians and your friends for encouraging and supporting you each and every day to get you where you’re at. Thank you.

This is another happy summer ritual and it is worth repeating. I wish to extend the congratulations of the House to all the NWT graduates and wish them the very best as they begin a new and exciting stage in their lives. You are our future and we are all very proud of each and every one of you across the North.

Members, many of you will be returning to your homes and families tomorrow, which is a really good day. Summer in the Northwest Territories is a time to travel and visit with family and friends, to attend summer assemblies and listen to and learn from our constituents.

I wish you all safe travels as we leave today and look forward to seeing you as our paths cross this summer and when we again meet in this House in the fall.

Mr. Clerk, orders of the day.