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Committee Motion 96-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Public Review Of Conflict Of Interest Provisions, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

March 10th, 2017

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommend that the conflict of interest provisions of the Legislative Assembly and the Executive Council Act and other relevant legislation policy be the subject of a public review before the end of the 18th Assembly. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 96-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Public Review Of Conflict Of Interest Provisions, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. O'Reilly. There is a motion on the floor and in order. Mr. O'Reilly.

Committee Motion 96-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Public Review Of Conflict Of Interest Provisions, Carried
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. During the course of the committee's work, we had some submissions that mentioned that we should be looking at our conflict of interest provisions and make sure that they reflect best practices, particularly as a result of our government assuming new legislative authority and management responsibility over lands and resources. In line with that new responsibility, it does seem reasonable, and it was certainly reasonable in the view of the committee, that we should also take a look at our accountability as a government, and thus you have the recommendation before you. I hope that all Members will support this; it's another step in terms of improving public confidence in our government and accountability as well. Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would request a recorded vote as well. Thank you.

Committee Motion 96-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Public Review Of Conflict Of Interest Provisions, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

Committee Motion 96-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Public Review Of Conflict Of Interest Provisions, Carried
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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Recorded Vote
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

Recorded Vote
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Clerk Of The House (Mr. Mercer)

Mr. O'Reilly, Ms. Green, Mr. Nakimayak, Mr. Moses, Ms. Cochrane, Mr. Abernethy, Mr. McLeod - Yellowknife South, Mr. Schumann, Mr. Sebert, Mr. McNeely, Mr. Vanthuyne, Mr. Testart, Mr. Thompson.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

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Clerk Of The House (Mr. Mercer)

Mr. Nadli, Mr. McLeod - Inuvik Twin Lakes.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. The results of the recorded vote are 13 in favour; zero against; two abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Anything further?

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The only thing I would like to say is I want to thank the committee again for all the work that was done, our staff that helped us get us to this point very ably, and I do want to thank all the Members for their passionate discussion yesterday. I think it was useful to have those matters discussed in public; it wasn't an easy discussion. I know that we will continue to work together on all of those issues as MLAs in this House. So once again, thanks to everybody for their thoughtful submissions yesterday. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. Does committee agree that this concludes our consideration of Committee Report 7-18(2)?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. Committee, next we have agreed to consider Committee Report 9-18(2), Report on the Review of the 2016 Report of the Auditor General of Canada on Support to Communities for Municipal Services in the Northwest Territories, Municipal and Community Affairs. I will go to the chair of the committee, Mr. Testart, for opening comments. Mr. Testart.

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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The Report of the Auditor General of Canada on Support to Communities for Municipal Services in the Northwest Territories, Municipal and Community Affairs was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on October 25, 2016.

On March 7, 2017, the Standing Committee on Government Operations presented its report on the review of the Auditor General's Report. This Standing Committee on Government Operations endorsed the 13 recommendations made by the Auditor General and recommended implementation of the recommendations by the department in a timely manner. We made recommendations related to the development and delivery of future departmental action or implementation plans and we made recommendations regarding the final action plan developed by the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs.

These seven motions are going to be discussed later today and we focused primarily on ensuring when the receipt of -- when these processes, these audits, are going on the Standing Committee is involved in how the processes roll out and is recognized as a partner in evaluating these performance audits and ensuring that the government is living up to its obligations under its own rules.

We did not want to duplicate the efforts that had already been undertaken by the Auditor General and in their recommendations and by the department through their action plan, but we did evaluate the action plan and support the actions of government. So there will be again, seven motions to be considered today, and I hope to have the support of this House moving forward as we dispose of those motions. Thank you.