This is page numbers 2329 - 2354 of the Hansard for 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 program.


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

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

May I have the report, Member for Hay River North?

Report of Committee of the Whole
Report of Committee of the Whole

March 10th, 2017

R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Committee Report 7-18(2), Report on the Review of Members' Conduct Guidelines and 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. I would like to report progress, with nine motions being adopted; that Committee Reports 7-18(2) and 9-18(2) are concluded. Mr. Speaker, I move that the report of the Committee of the Whole be concurred with.

Report of Committee of the Whole
Report of Committee of the Whole

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Do would have a seconder? Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh.


Masi. Item 22, third reading of bills. Mr. Clerk, will you ascertain if the deputy commissioner is willing to enter the Chamber to assent the bills.

Assent to Bills
Assent to Bills

Deputy Commissioner (Mr. Kisoun)

Please be seated. Mr. Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, good afternoon. Quyanainni, qaiqqafi, and shiik kut hai cho.

I would like to offer my congratulations to the NWT Wise Women Award recipients for 2017, Judy Lafferty, Lydia Bardak, Ernestine Lennie, Jane Grossetete, Linda Ann Mabbitt, and Jennie Jacobson. Best wishes to each of these very fine women. Keep up your good work!

I want to wish each of our MLAs a well-deserved break following this session, safe travels to your homes and communities in your ridings, and a happy and blessed Easter in a few weeks.

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

● Bill 7: An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act.

● Bill 13: Marriage Act

● Bill 20: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2016-2017

● Bill 21: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2016-2017

● Bill 22: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2017-2018

● Bill 23: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2017-2018.

Thank you, hai cho, quyanainni, merci beaucoup, mahsi cho, koana. May god bless.

Assent to Bills
Assent to Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Please be seated. Colleagues, before we adjourn today, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the pages who have assisted the Members during this six-week session. It is truly a pleasure to have young people in our Chamber.

Members, March is Aboriginal Indigenous Languages Month. In the NWT, we have 11 official languages, so let's get out there and promote our precious languages. At this point in time, I would like to say masi to this session's interpreters. They are Mary Rose Sundberg, Ruth Carol, Sarah Cleary, David Black, Tom Unka, Margaret Mackenzie, Suzie Napayak-Short, Dennis Drygeese. Thank you for providing excellent services during this long sitting. Masi. Without you, the language would be lost.

I would also like to take this opportunity, on behalf of all Legislative Assembly Members and staff, to offer a fond farewell to Vera Raschke, who will retire as legislative librarian before the House sits in May. Vera joined the GNWT in 1987 and became our Assembly's librarian in 1993. She is famous among us for finding information that no one else can. Vera has always provided first-rate library and information and also any information services to the Legislative Assembly, the government, and the public, as well. I also want to recognize her contribution to the quality of our Hansard transcripts. Vera will be missed, obviously. We wish her every happiness in her retirement.

A thank you to Cayley Thomas, who has assisted us at the table during the last two sittings and with standing committees, as well, including a few road trips. We will miss you, but we know you won't be far if we need to ask for you again.  

I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate one of our own, Michael Ball, committee clerk, and his wife, Dana, on the arrival of their daughter, Bridget Nicole Merrigan Ball. Congratulations.

To you, my colleagues, I wish you safe travels throughout the North back to your constituencies as you return to your communities. Spring is a beautiful time here in the Northwest Territories. The days are getting longer, and the weather is warming up, gradually, slowly. I certainly do hope that you will spend some quality time enjoying the spring carnivals and community events in your constituencies that will be taking place across the Northwest Territories. I also encourage you to continue to work hard during this recess and to take the opportunity away from this House to connect with your constituents and with your family as well.

I look forward to seeing you all back in this Chamber refreshed.

Item 23, Madam Clerk, orders of the day.

Orders of the Day
Orders of the Day

Committee Clerk Of The House (Ms. Cayley Thomas)

Orders of the day for Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.:

1. Prayer

2. Ministers’ Statements

3. Members’ Statements

4. Returns to Oral Questions

5. Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery

6. Acknowledgements

7. Oral Questions

8. Written Questions

9. Returns to Written Questions

10. Replies to Commissioner’s Opening Address

11. Petitions

12. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

13. Reports of Committees on the Review of Bills

14. Tabling of Documents

15. Notices of Motion

16. Notices of Motion for First Reading of Bills

17. Motions

18. First Reading of Bills

19. Second Reading of Bills

20. Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

21. Report of Committee of the Whole

22. Third Reading of Bills

23. Orders of the Day

Orders of the Day
Orders of the Day

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi, Madam Clerk. This House stands adjourned until Thursday, May 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m.


The House adjourned at 12:45 p.m.