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Committee Motion 115-18(2): Tabled Document 419-18(2): Proposed Mandate Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories, 2016-2019, Addition Of Text Regarding Northern Solutions For Housing, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, the effect of this motion is to put the content of a motion that we passed in this House on June 2016 into this mandate. At that time, we voted unanimously to address the long-standing issue of the shortage of safe, affordable housing in the Northwest Territories. This was something that we did after the original mandate document was created. We are catching up now by putting this motion in.

What we know about core housing need in the NWT is that there are about 15,000 households in the NWT, and approximately 20 per cent of those households are in core housing need, which means the houses are either unsuitable, inadequate, or unaffordable. Briefly, that means they are either not big enough, not in good enough repair, or they cost more than 30 per cent of a family's net income.

The thrust of this amendment is to provide a tangible goal to work towards in terms of reducing core need across the NWT in the life of this assembly. Thank you.

Committee Motion 115-18(2): Tabled Document 419-18(2): Proposed Mandate Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories, 2016-2019, Addition Of Text Regarding Northern Solutions For Housing, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Ms. Green. To the motion. Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 115-18(2): Tabled Document 419-18(2): Proposed Mandate Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories, 2016-2019, Addition Of Text Regarding Northern Solutions For Housing, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to request a recorded vote.

Committee Motion 115-18(2): Tabled Document 419-18(2): Proposed Mandate Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories, 2016-2019, Addition Of Text Regarding Northern Solutions For Housing, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. To the motion. Mr. O'Reilly.

Committee Motion 115-18(2): Tabled Document 419-18(2): Proposed Mandate Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories, 2016-2019, Addition Of Text Regarding Northern Solutions For Housing, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks, Mr. Chair. I just would like to get some clarity on this. It is 250 households per year for the next three years. That sort of gets over into the next Assembly, which is fine by me, but does anybody want to clarify that? Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 115-18(2): Tabled Document 419-18(2): Proposed Mandate Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories, 2016-2019, Addition Of Text Regarding Northern Solutions For Housing, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

To the motion. Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 115-18(2): Tabled Document 419-18(2): Proposed Mandate Of The Government Of The Northwest Territories, 2016-2019, Addition Of Text Regarding Northern Solutions For Housing, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, the effect of this motion is that the spending will happen by the end of the fiscal year 2019-2020. That is a budget that we will pass in this assembly before we go back to the electorate. Thank you.

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

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Ms. Green. To the motion.

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

Some Hon. Members

Question.

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

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Question has been called. The Member has requested a recorded vote. All those in favour, please stand.

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

Clerk Of The House (Mr. Mercer)

Ms. Green, Mr. Nadli, Mr. Nakimayak, Mr. Moses, Ms. Cochrane, Mr. Abernethy, Mr. McLeod - Yellowknife South, Mr. McLeod - Inuvik Twin Lakes, Mr. Schumann, Mr. Sebert, Mr. Blake, Mr. McNeely, Mr. Vanthuyne, Mr. Testart, Mr. Beaulieu, Mr. Thompson, Mr. O'Reilly.

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

The Chair R.J. Simpson

All opposed, please stand. All abstaining, please stand. Thank you, committee. The results of the recorded vote are: 17 in favour; 0 opposed; 0 abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

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

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 116-18(2): Addition Of Text Regarding Making Childcare Accessible And Affordable, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

October 4th, 2017

Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, we are still in the cost of living section. I move that Tabled Document 419-18(2), Proposed Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories, 2016-2019 (Revised) be amended on page 23 by inserting the words "creating an action plan for a phased-in approach to making childcare more accessible and affordable." Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 116-18(2): Addition Of Text Regarding Making Childcare Accessible And Affordable, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Ms. Green. There is a motion on the floor and has been distributed. The motion is in order. Ms. Green.