This is page numbers 4059 - 4102 of the Hansard for the 18th Assembly, 3rd 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 cannabis.

Topics

Committee Motion 57-18(3): Committee Report 7-18(3): Standing Committee Review on Government Operation and Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Disbursement of Cannabis-related Revenues and Reporting on Cannabis Sales, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4099

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. O'Reilly. Mr. Blake.

Committee Motion 57-18(3): Committee Report 7-18(3): Standing Committee Review on Government Operation and Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Disbursement of Cannabis-related Revenues and Reporting on Cannabis Sales, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

May 30th, 2018

Page 4099

Frederick Blake Jr. Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, this did come up in communities, and the big question was: who is going to pay for public education, public awareness? Also there was, I think, one or two people who actually brought up the health side of things, which we didn't really look at. They asked some good questions, like long-term impacts on our people's health and who is going to be paying that.

So our residents felt that a portion of the money that is being raised through whether it is taxes can be set aside for paying for some of this, and I'm sure it will be going to a lot of our programs, anyway. Even some students brought up that through the education system a little bit more targeted towards the use of cannabis or marijuana, a little bit more education on that front that needs to be put into our curriculum. A little bit of what they picked up was whatever they found online. Because they were given notice that we were going to meet with them, some students actually read up on it on their own. I believe it's in Tuktoyaktuk, the students mentioned that it's really not brought up through, say, Health, for example, or through the courses that they take. Just more education. So a little tweaking on the education front, what's been provided in the schools, more public awareness. So I have no trouble supporting this one. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 57-18(3): Committee Report 7-18(3): Standing Committee Review on Government Operation and Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Disbursement of Cannabis-related Revenues and Reporting on Cannabis Sales, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4099

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Blake. I will allow the mover to close debate. We have Mr. McNeely.

Committee Motion 57-18(3): Committee Report 7-18(3): Standing Committee Review on Government Operation and Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Disbursement of Cannabis-related Revenues and Reporting on Cannabis Sales, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4099

Daniel McNeely Sahtu

Thank you, Mr. Chair. As I heard, and as I said, education is going to be a vital component in moving forward after legislation is passed. It's not just passing and then it's over and done with; there is going to be a great deal of after-care taken through education, and I'm glad to see that wording of revenues aimed at public education, public awareness, and on the health side of educating the public to the side effects of consuming cannabis. So I support this on the principle of what I heard and what I said on education. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 57-18(3): Committee Report 7-18(3): Standing Committee Review on Government Operation and Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Disbursement of Cannabis-related Revenues and Reporting on Cannabis Sales, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. Does the House wish the question to be put to them? The question has been called. The Member has indicated he would like a recorded vote. All those in favour, please rise.

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

Deputy Clerk Of The House Ms. Kay

The Member for Kam Lake, the Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh, the Member for Nahendeh, the Member for Frame Lake, the Member for Yellowknife Centre, the Member for Deh Cho, the Member Nunakput, the Member for Mackenzie Delta, the Member for Sahtu, the Member for Yellowknife North.

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those opposed, please rise. All those abstaining, please rise.

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

Deputy Clerk Of The House Ms. Kay

The Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, the Member for Range Lake, the Member for Great Slave, the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, the Member for Hay River South, the Member for Thebacha.

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

The Chair R.J. Simpson

The results of the recorded vote are: 10 in favour, zero opposed, six abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

The Chair R.J. Simpson

Mr. Thompson.

Committee Motion 58-18(3): Committee Report 7-18(3): Standing Committee Review on Government Operation and Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Comprehensive Response to Report within 120 days, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, I move that the Assembly recommend that the Government of the Northwest Territories provide a comprehensive response to this report within 120 days. Thank you, Mr. Chair, and I will request a recorded vote. Thank you.

Committee Motion 58-18(3): Committee Report 7-18(3): Standing Committee Review on Government Operation and Standing Committee on Social Development Report on the Review of Bill 6: Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act - Comprehensive Response to Report within 120 days, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Thank you, Mr. Thompson. There's a motion on the floor. To the motion. Question has been called. The Member has requested a recorded vote. All those in favour, please rise.

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

Deputy Clerk Of The House Ms. Kay

The Member for Nahendeh, the Member for Frame Lake, the Member for Yellowknife Centre, the Member for Deh Cho, Member for Nunakput, the Member for Mackenzie Delta, the Member for Sahtu, the Member for Yellowknife North, the Member for Kam Lake, the Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those opposed, please rise. All those abstaining, please rise.

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

Page 4100

Deputy Clerk Of The House Ms. Kay

The Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, the Member for Range Lake, the Member for Great Slave, the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, the Member for Hay River South, the Member for Thebacha.