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Committee Motion 19-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Completion Of Entities Consolidated Within The Public Accounts, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

October 20th, 2017

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move the assembly recommends the tabled, titled "Completion of Entities Consolidated within the Public Accounts," be included annually in the unaudited financial statement discussion and analysis section of the public accounts. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 19-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Completion Of Entities Consolidated Within The Public Accounts, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. There is a motion on the floor. The motion is being distributed. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Committee Motion 19-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Completion Of Entities Consolidated Within The Public Accounts, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 19-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Completion Of Entities Consolidated Within The Public Accounts, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed?

---Carried

The motion is carried. Thank you, committee. Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 20-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Comptroller General’s Office Provide Assistance To GNWT Public Agencies, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move this Assembly recommends that the Office of the Comptroller General and the Department of Finance work with all Government of the Northwest Territories public agencies to assist them to complete their audited financial statements to meet statutory reporting deadlines and to seek necessary extensions where those deadlines cannot be met. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 20-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Comptroller General’s Office Provide Assistance To GNWT Public Agencies, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. There is a motion on the floor. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Committee Motion 20-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Comptroller General’s Office Provide Assistance To GNWT Public Agencies, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 20-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Comptroller General’s Office Provide Assistance To GNWT Public Agencies, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Question has been called. All those in favour. All those opposed. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 21-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Continued Debt Servicing And Infrastructure Financing Information Inclusion In The Fiscal Responsibi
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that the Government of the Northwest Territories continue to include information in the financial statement discussion and analysis section of the public accounts, indicating how the Government of the Northwest Territories has met the provisions related to debt servicing and infrastructure financing in the fiscal responsibility policy. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 21-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Continued Debt Servicing And Infrastructure Financing Information Inclusion In The Fiscal Responsibi
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. There is a motion on the floor. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Committee Motion 21-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Continued Debt Servicing And Infrastructure Financing Information Inclusion In The Fiscal Responsibi
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 21-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Continued Debt Servicing And Infrastructure Financing Information Inclusion In The Fiscal Responsibi
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Question has been called. All those in favour. All those opposed. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Thank you. Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 22-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Development Of Public Accounts Summary, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Mr. Chair, I move that this Assembly recommends that the Minister of Finance work with the Minister responsible for Public Engagement and Transparency to develop plain-language materials that summarize the public accounts for a given year in a manner that is understandable for an interested nonprofessional reader focusing on the key financial highlights and significant audit issues arising for that year. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 22-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Development Of Public Accounts Summary, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. There is a motion on the floor. To the motion. Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 22-18(3): Committee Report 2-18(3): Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The 2015-2016 Public Accounts Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories - Development Of Public Accounts Summary, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, I am very pleased to see this recommendation. The public accounts come in a form that is not readily understandable to the interested public, and we have been, we the GNWT has been, warned that it is time for us to make the public accounts more understandable to people who are interested in learning what they are and what they represent about our government, and so I am very pleased to see that the committee has gone this additional step in creating a recommendation to address this, a solution to this long-standing problem. Thank you.