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This is from the 18th Assembly, 2nd Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was mandate.

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Recorded Vote
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Question has been called. All those in favour, please stand.

Recorded Vote
Third Reading of Bills

Clerk Of The House (Mr. Mercer)

The Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, the Member for Hay River South, the Member for Thebacha, the Member for Hay River North, the Member for Mackenzie Delta, the Member for Sahtu, the Member for Yellowknife North, the Member for Kam Lake, the Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh, the Member for Nahendeh, the Member for Frame Lake, the Member for Yellowknife Centre, the Member for Deh Cho, the Member for Nunakput, the Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, the Member for Range Lake, the Member for Great Slave, the Member for Yellowknife South.

Recorded Vote
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

All those opposed, please stand. All those abstaining, please stand.

The results of the votes: 18 in favour; zero against; zero abstentions.

---Carried

Bill 27 has had its third reading.

Colleagues, I would like to thank the Pages who have joined us in the Chamber during this sitting, the interpreters who have been with us each day, and the contractors who have contributed to the success of this sitting as well. We appreciate the hard work and dedication that you show each day.

Today, we will conclude the second session of the 18th Legislative Assembly. The Third Session is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 19, 2017. Before we conclude, I would like to take this opportunity to remind everybody that the mid-term review committee will gather in this Chamber tomorrow, October 5th, at 9:00 a.m. to commence the mid-term review.

Early in the life of this Assembly, we, as Members, committed to hold a public mid-term review in an effort to demonstrate our shared commitment to greater transparency and accountability. Our standing committee on rules and procedures has considered the matter and recommended a process which has been agreed to by all Members of this House.

The proceedings of the mid-term review committee will be televised live across the NWT on local community channels and direct-to-home satellite on the Bell and Shaw Direct networks. It will also be broadcast via Facebook live on the Legislative Assembly Facebook page and on CKLB Radio on Thursday evening from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The public and media are invited to observe the proceedings of the 18th Legislative Assembly's mid-term review committee from the public gallery.

Mr. Clerk, will you ascertain the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Margaret Thom, is prepared to enter the Chamber and prorogue the second session of the 18th Legislative Assembly.

Prorogation
Prorogation

Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories (Hon. Margaret Thom)

Friends and relatives, in my language, I have said that I am thankful to be here, and that we have been brought together to work together, and to do our work that we were meant to do.

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

I have just returned from Ottawa late last night, where my husband, Jim, and I had the honour of attending the Installation Ceremony for Canada's new Governor General, Her Excellency Julie Payette. As you may have heard on the news, her statement emphasized on science, and more importantly on teamwork. "We are all in this together."

Jim and I also had the opportunity to meet several of the provincial Lieutenant Governors, as well as the two territorial Commissioners from Nunavut and the Yukon.

Assent To Bills
Prorogation

October 4th, 2017

Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories (Hon. Margaret Thom)

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

• Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Coroners Act

• Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Residential Tenancies Act

• Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Environmental Protection Act

• Bill 28, Interpretation Act

• Bill 29, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017

• Bill 30, Health Statutes Law Amendment Act (Cremation Services)

• Bill 33, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2018-2019

Prior to proroguing this Second Session of the 18th Legislative Assembly, I wish to announce that the Third Session of the 18th Legislative Assembly will convene on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Now, as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, I hereby prorogue the Second Session of the 18th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories.

Mahsi cho, quyanainni, koana, merci beaucoup, thank you.

---PROROGATION

The House prorogued at 4:50 p.m.