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Bill 29: An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act
First Reading Of Bills

October 29th, 2018

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Louis Sebert Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 29: An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act
First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. The motion is non-debatable. All those in favour? All those opposed?

---Carried

Bill 29 has had its first reading. First reading of bills. Item 19, second reading of bills. Minister responsible for Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission.

Bill 25: An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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Alfred Moses Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act, be read for the second time.

This bill amends the Workers' Compensation Act to:

  • clarify the usage of the terms "impairment" and "disability";
  • add detail respecting who is considered an employer within the scope of the act;
  • remove the requirement for a primary healthcare provider;
  • clarify the compensation paid to a dependent child of a deceased worker;
  • add unemployment benefits as a category of remuneration;
  • authorize information sharing and disclosure for the purpose of improving administration of the act;
  • enable an inspector to inspect healthcare providers' records to verify services received; and
  • correct inconsistencies and errors identified in the act.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 25: An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. To the principle of the bill.

Bill 25: An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 25: An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed?

---Carried

Bill 25 has had its second reading and is now referred to a standing committee. Second reading of bills. Minister of Finance.

Bill 26: Statistics Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 26, Statistics Act, be read for the second time.

This bill establishes a framework to allow the Northwest Territories Bureau of Statistics to collect, analyze, disseminate, and share information. The information is to be used for making informed decisions. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 26: Statistics Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. To the principle of the bill.

Bill 26: Statistics Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 26: Statistics Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed?

---Carried

Bill 26 has had its second reading and is now referred to a standing committee. Second reading of bills. Item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters: Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act; Minister's Statement 19-18(3), Aurora College Foundational Review Process; Minister's Statement 103-18(3), Marine Transportation Services; and Tabled Document 215-18(3), Capital Estimates, 2019-2020. By the authority given to me as speaker by Motion 7-18(3), I hereby authorize the House to sit beyond the daily hour of adjournment to consider the business before the House, with Member for Mackenzie Delta in the chair.

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

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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Good afternoon, Members. I will now call Committee of the Whole to order. What is the wish of committee, Mr. Testart?

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

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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The committee would like to consider Tabled Document 215-18(3), Capital Estimates, 2019-2020, with the Departments of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Infrastructure, and Finance reviewed in that order; and then further to consider Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act. 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

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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Mr. Testart. We will continue after a short recess. Thank you.

---SHORT RECESS

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

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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

I will now call Committee of the Whole back to order. Committee, we have agreed to consider Tabled Document 215-18(3), Capital Estimates, 2019-2020. Does the Minister of ITI have any opening remarks? To begin with general comments, does the Minister of ITI wish to bring witnesses into the House?

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
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Wally Schumann Hay River South

I would like to bring witnesses into the Chamber, Mr. Chair.