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Committee Motion 99-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Standing Committee Review Of Draft
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Further to my previous comments on the last motion, when the standing committee was given the action plan for this audit, it was in final form, and committee felt that we were not given an opportunity to provide feedback to those concerns. Again, our work on these audits is an important part of that process. We would ask that, in the future, our comments and feedback be considered before any final plans are implemented.

I should add, as well, it is not the standing committee's intention with this motion to be involved in every step of the audit process, merely the final step before we have our public reviews of the action plan and associated documents. We would like those plans to come before us in draft form.

Certainly, the standing committee is not interested in being involved with the audit when it starts on the official's level, and certainly our committee has no place in that process. This is specifically about the reports as they come to committee, when the committee begins its public review of these documents. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 99-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Standing Committee Review Of Draft
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. To the motion.

Committee Motion 99-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Standing Committee Review Of Draft
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 99-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Standing Committee Review Of Draft
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. Thank you.

---Carried

Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 100-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Consultations On Proposed Action P
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

March 10th, 2017

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommend that the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs consult with local government administrators of the Northwest Territories and the Northwest Territories Association of Municipalities on the proposed actions contained in the action plan before finalizing it. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 100-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Consultations On Proposed Action P
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, Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 100-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Consultations On Proposed Action P
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. As public engagement is an important priority of this government and we want to make sure we are making informed decisions that take into account the people that are most affected, the committee has put forward this recommendation. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 100-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Consultations On Proposed Action P
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. To the motion.

Committee Motion 100-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Consultations On Proposed Action P
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 100-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Consultations On Proposed Action P
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. Thank you, committee.

---Carried

Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 101-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Progress Indicators In Action Plan
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommend that the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs include indicators in its action plan which measure progress in implementing identified actions as a means of achieving improvements in essential service delivery at the community level. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 101-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Progress Indicators In Action Plan
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 and an order. To the motion, Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 101-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Progress Indicators In Action Plan
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Again, this motion recommends something that is quite self-explanatory, ensuring we have appropriate indicators, so we can, in fact, measure the progress that we are hoping to achieve. Given that the audit is related to the provision of essential services in communities including emergency preparedness, fire, water, the committee believes that having clear indicators is of crucial importance to our communities moving forward. We hope that this will be adopted, and we will see those indicators in the final action plan. Thank you.

Committee Motion 101-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Progress Indicators In Action Plan
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. To the motion.

Committee Motion 101-18(2): Committee Report 9-18(2), Standing Committee On Government Operations Report On The Review Of The Auditor General Of Canada On Support To Communities For Municipal Services In The Northwest Territories – Municipal And Community Affairs – Progress Indicators In Action Plan
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Question.