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Bill 14: Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2013-2014
Second Reading of Bills

October 31st, 2012

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Kam Lake, that Bill 14, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2013-2014, be read for the second time.

Mr. Speaker, the bill authorizes the Government of the Northwest Territories to make infrastructure expenditures for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Thank you.

Bill 14: Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2013-2014
Second Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Bill 14, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2013-2014, has had second reading.

---Carried

Item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters: Tabled Document 84-17(3), Supplementary Estimates (Operations

Expenditures), No. 2, 2012-2013, with Mrs. Groenewegen 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 Jane Groenewegen

I call the Committee of the Whole to order. We have one item before the committee today. What is the wish of the committee? Mr. Menicoche.

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

Kevin A. Menicoche Nahendeh

Thank you, Madam Chair. The committee wishes to consider Tabled Document 84-17(3), Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2012-2013.

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

The Chair Jane Groenewegen

Does committee agree?

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 Jane Groenewegen

We will proceed after a short break.

---SHORT RECESS

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

The Chair Jane Groenewegen

I will call Committee of the Whole back to order. The item before us today is Tabled Document 84-17(3), Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2012-2013. I would like to ask Minister Miltenberger if he has opening comments.

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

Yes, Madam Chair. I am here to present Supplementary Estimates (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2012-2013.

This document outlines an increase of $20.928 million in operations expenditures for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The major items included in the supplementary estimates are:

• $13.8 million to report two special warrants

approved on July 31, 2012, and August 17, 2012, for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the increased costs being incurred due to the severe forest fire season in 2012;

• $4.4 million to report a special warrant approved

on August 17, 2012, for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to fund the costs of identifying the disposing of diseased bison in the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary;

• $4.1 million for the additional cost resulting from

the new Collective Agreement between the Union of Northern Workers and the Government of the Northwest Territories;

• $3.9 million for the Department of Public Works

to fund the costs associated with the demolition of Sir Alexander Mackenzie and Samuel Hearne schools in Inuvik.

I am prepared to review the details of the supplementary estimates document, Madam Chair. 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 Jane Groenewegen

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Would you like to bring witnesses into the Chamber?

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

Yes, Madam 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 Jane Groenewegen

Thank you. Does committee agree?

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 Jane Groenewegen

Thank you. Sergeant-at-Arms, could you please escort the witnesses to the table?

For the record, Mr. Miltenberger, could you please introduce your witnesses?

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, Madam Chair. I have with me the deputy minister of Finance, Mr. Aumond; and the assistant deputy minister of Finance and deputy secretary to the FMB, Sandy Kalgutkar.