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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.

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

Question has been called. All those in favour. All those opposed. The motion is carried. Thank you, committee.

---Carried

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

Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 102-18(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 – Response To Recommendations In Par
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 strongly recommend that the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs simplify its approach in responding to the Auditor General's recommendations at paragraphs 109 and 112 of the Auditor General's report, such that the proposed actions are responsive to the purpose and intent of each recommendation; and further, that the department subsequently adjust its 2019-20 target date, identified under proposed priority action 109.6, to allow for a more timely response. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 102-18(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 – Response To Recommendations In Par
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 102-18(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 – Response To Recommendations In Par
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. This is a more technical issue that the committee has taken with the report. It relates in particular to the contribution agreements with designated authorities and also adjusting the target dates of the priority actions undertaken therein. There is still a lot of grey area related to designated authorities and who is actually responsible. The department struggles with their relationship with these entities. The committee is quite concerned about this and would like to ensure that how we are proceeding on them is clear and specific to what the department wants to achieve. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 102-18(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 – Response To Recommendations In Par
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 102-18(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 – Response To Recommendations In Par
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 102-18(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 – Response To Recommendations In Par
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

Committee Motion 102-18(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 – Response To Recommendations In Par
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 103-18(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 – Response To Report Within 120 Days
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 Government of the Northwest Territories provide a response to this report within 120 days. Thank you, Mr. Chair.