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Question 832-17(5): Hydraulic Fracturing Consultation
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Ramsay. Final, short supplementary, Ms. Bisaro.

Question 832-17(5): Hydraulic Fracturing Consultation
Oral Questions

Wendy Bisaro Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I’d be happy to take an hour and tell the Minister what I want. However, the Minister says that there has been no decision, but the Minister keeps referencing that there’s a process in place and that process is basically looking at how to do fracking, not if. That conversation, again, as I’ve said, has never been had. There are studies which say that the risks of fracking cannot be managed. We haven’t had that conversation in public. There have been conversations behind closed doors. The Minister is asking about regulations of any and all organizations who will talk to them, but that precludes or that assumes that fracking will occur.

So, I again ask the Minister what is he doing to make sure that the public is confident that fracking is a good process and that it’s the way to go without discussing the actual why should we frack with the public? Thank you.

Question 832-17(5): Hydraulic Fracturing Consultation
Oral Questions

David Ramsay Kam Lake

We need to know what we’re getting ourselves into. We’ve spent the last four years, we’ve had trips to the Bakken, to Calgary with Members of the standing committee. We are trying to learn and trying to understand, and as I mentioned in response to some questions yesterday, not every basin is the same. The water quantity that would be required to frack a well in the central Mackenzie Valley is not the same as the Bakken. The geology is much different. We have to understand all of these things. It’s easy to make a decision and just cast an opportunity aside. We want to study that opportunity. We want to ensure we know what we’re talking about, and we’re going to see the process through to the end and we’re going to be happy to sit down with the Regular Members at the end of this process to discuss with them the next steps forward. Thank you.

Question 832-17(5): Hydraulic Fracturing Consultation
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Ramsay. Time for oral questions has expired. Item 9, written questions. Mr. Hawkins.

Question 832-17(5): Hydraulic Fracturing Consultation
Oral Questions

Robert Hawkins Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. With great pleasure personally, I ask this Assembly for unanimous consent to return to item number 8, oral questions, on our standing orders of the day. Thank you.

---Unanimous consent denied

Question 832-17(5): Hydraulic Fracturing Consultation
Oral Questions

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Item 10, returns to written questions. Item 11, replies to opening address. Item 12, petitions. Item 13, reports of committees on the review of bills. Item 14, tabling of documents. Mr. Miltenberger.

Tabled Document 245-17(5): Letter From Mayor Of Hay River, Dated May 27, 2015, Regarding Support For NWT Power Corporation Bid
Tabling of Documents

Michael Miltenberger Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following letter from the mayor of Hay River, dated May 27, 2015, regarding support for the NWT Power Corporation bid. Thank you.

Tabled Document 245-17(5): Letter From Mayor Of Hay River, Dated May 27, 2015, Regarding Support For NWT Power Corporation Bid
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Item 15, notices of motion. Item 16, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Mr. Abernethy.

Bill 55: Mental Health Act
Notices of Motion for First Reading of Bills

Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I give notice that on Monday, June 1,

2015, I’ll move that Bill 55, Mental Health Act, be read for the first time. Thank you.

Bill 55: Mental Health Act
Notices of Motion for First Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Abernethy. Item 17, motions. Item 18, first reading of bills. Item 19, second reading of bills. Item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters. Item 21, report of Committee of the Whole. Item 22, third reading of bills. Mr. Clerk, orders of the day.

Orders of the Day
Orders of the Day

May 28th, 2015

Tim Mercer Clerk Of The House

Orders of the day for Friday, May 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.:

1. Prayer

2. Ministers’

Statements

3. Members’

Statements

4. Returns to Oral Questions

5. Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery

6. Acknowledgements

7. Oral

Questions

8. Written

Questions

9. Returns to Written Questions

10. Replies to Opening Address

11. Petitions

12. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

13. Reports of Committees on the Review of Bills

14. Tabling of Documents

15. Notices of Motion

16. Notices of Motion for First Reading of Bills

17. Motions

- Motion 43-17(5), Reappointment of

Information and Privacy Commissioner

18. First Reading of Bills

- Bill 48, An Act to Amend the Mental Health Act

19. Second Reading of Bills

20. Consideration in Committee of the Whole of

Bills and Other Matters

21. Report of Committee of the Whole

22. Third Reading of Bills

23. Orders of the Day

Orders of the Day
Orders of the Day

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. Accordingly, this House stands adjourned until Friday, May 29th , at 10:00 a.m.

---ADJOURNMENT

The House adjourned at 3:18 p.m.