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

Tom Beaulieu Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chair, the committee wishes to consider the continuation of Tabled Document 7-18(2), Report on the Review of the 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 – MACA. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Beaulieu. Does committee agree?

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

Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. We will consider the documents after a brief recess.

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

The Chair R.J. Simpson

I will now call Committee of the Whole to order. Committee, we have agreed to continue consideration of Committee Report 7-18(2), Report on the Review of Members' Conduct Guidelines. I believe the last thing we did was a motion regarding recommendation 4. I will go to Mr. O'Reilly.

Committee Motion 95-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Expansion Of Duties Of Conflict Of Interest Commissioner, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommend that the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act be amended to expand the duties of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner to include oversight of the Members' Conduct Guidelines or Code of Conduct; and further, that the Commissioner be empowered to receive and investigate complaints from a Member or any other person respecting breaches of prescribed conduct and to recommend sanctions or penalties as appropriate to the speaker; and furthermore, that the newly constituted Commissioner be known as the Ethics Commissioner. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 95-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Expansion Of Duties Of Conflict Of Interest Commissioner, 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. To the motion. Mr. O'Reilly.

Committee Motion 95-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Expansion Of Duties Of Conflict Of Interest Commissioner, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks, Mr. Chair. I'm not going to drone on too long about this, but the committee looked at how enforcement of codes of conduct are dealt with in a number of other jurisdictions across the Commonwealth as well as in Canada; certainly it seems to be best practice that enforcement of codes of conduct is located within an independent party, and we already have such a party in the Conflict of Interest Commissioner who deals with pecuniary and financial matters. In some other jurisdictions, that individual also has the ability to receive complaints, carry out investigations, and make recommendations regarding breaches of a code of conduct. So it was the view of the committee that this would be a reasonable way for us to proceed and continuing to evolve and increase our transparency and accountability, and thus you have the recommendation before you. Mr. Chair, I would request a recorded vote on the motion. Thank you.

Committee Motion 95-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Expansion Of Duties Of Conflict Of Interest Commissioner, 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 95-18(2): Committee Report 7-18(2), Standing Committee On Rules And Procedures Report On The Review Of The Members’ Conduct Guidelines – Expansion Of Duties Of Conflict Of Interest Commissioner, Carried
Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Recorded Vote
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March 10th, 2017

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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Deputy Clerk Of The House (Mr. Schauerte)

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

Recorded Vote
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

Recorded Vote
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Deputy Clerk Of The House (Mr. Schauerte)

Mr. Nadli.

Recorded Vote
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. The results of the recorded vote are 14 in favour; zero against; one abstention. Motion carried.

---Carried

Mr. O'Reilly.