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Bill 47: An Act To Amend The Child And Family Services Act
Third Reading of Bills

Frederick Blake Jr. Mackenzie Delta

Mr. Speaker, I seek consent to proceed with third reading of Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act and the Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act.

---Consent granted

Bill 66: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act And The Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act
Third Reading of Bills

June 4th, 2015

Frederick Blake Jr. Mackenzie Delta

I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Kam Lake, that Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act and the Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 66: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act And The Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Thank you, Mr. Blake. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Bill 66: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act And The Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act
Third Reading of Bills

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 66: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act And The Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Question has been called. Motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act and the Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act, has had third reading.

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

Bill 66: An Act To Amend The Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act And The Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act
Third Reading of Bills

Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories (Hon. George Tuccaro)

It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of former NWT Government Leader George Braden.

Mr. Braden, along with his colleagues in the Legislative Assembly in the early 1980s, worked hard to advance the political process that we see in today’s Legislature. George continued to work for the betterment of the Northwest Territories even though he had moved to Ottawa about 20 years ago. I know that many Northerners will offer their tributes for the good work that was accomplished by the late George Braden and the early political leaders of the day.

My sincere condolences go to George’s loving wife, Lise; his mother, Esther; and to his brothers and sister and their families.

As we get set to enjoy the summer months – we have waited so long for them – 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. Please travel safely on the land, in our waters, in the air and on our highways as you continue working for the betterment of all Northerners. Please encourage and remind your families, friends and people in your communities to be safe out on the land and to wear personal flotation devices, or PFDs, when travelling by boat in our waterways.

Take great care this summer with your campfires, when extinguishing tobacco. The risk of fire is extremely high again this year.

I look forward to seeing you all again in the fall of the last sitting of the 17th Legislative Assembly.

Assent To Bills
Third Reading of Bills

Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories (Hon. George Tuccaro)

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

• Bill 37, Financial Administration Act;

• Bill 44, An Act to Amend the Hospital Insurance and Health and Social Services Administration Act;

• Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act;

• Bill 57, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2014-2015;

• Bill 58, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2015-2016;

• Bill 66, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly Retiring Allowances Act and the Supplementary Retiring Allowances Act; and

• Bill 67, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2015-2016.

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

Assent To Bills
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackie Jacobson

Colleagues, although this has been a relatively brief sitting of our Assembly, we have accomplished a great deal in the time available to us. You have considered and adopted seven major pieces of legislation, three supplementary appropriation acts, given consideration to four substantial committee reports and debated issues of great importance to all our residents.

As we leave today, I note that work will continue over the summer months. The government has introduced and referred seven new pieces of legislation to standing committees for consideration over the summer and fall.

I know this is also an opportunity to reconnect with your constituents, take part in summer assemblies and spend some of this valuable summer season with our families.

As part of your summer activities, colleagues, I hope you will all make the time to celebrate two very special events coming up: National Aboriginal Day on June 21st and Canada Day on July 1st. As I have mentioned before, this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate both the outstanding achievements of our citizens and the diverse culture of the Northwest Territories and our special place in Canada.

I wish you all safe travels this summer as we head out on the water and on the land.

I look forward to seeing you back in this Chamber for our last sitting of the 17th Legislative Assembly. Have a good summer and do good work for our constituents.

Mr. Clerk, orders of the day.

Orders of the Day
Orders of the Day

Clerk Of The House (Mr. Mercer)

Orders of the day for Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 1:30 p.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

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 Tuesday, May 29th, at 1:30 p.m.

---ADJOURNMENT

The House adjourned at 7:33 p.m.