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Bill 32: Naturopathic Profession Statutes Amendment Act
First Reading Of Bills

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Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 32, Naturopathic Profession Statutes Amendment Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 32: Naturopathic Profession Statutes Amendment 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? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Masi. Bill 32 has had its first reading. First reading of bills. Item 19, second reading of bills. Minister of Justice.

Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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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 30, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Human Rights Act to:

  • consolidate the office of the Human Rights Commission and the office of the Director of Human Rights into a single agency, the Human Rights Commission;
  • clarify the public interest mandate of the commission;
  • provide that restorative principles are to be applied to human rights protections and processes in the Northwest Territories;
  • provide for the carriage of complaints by the commission, in recognition of its public interest mandate;
  • add gender expression as a prohibited ground of discrimination; and
  • adjust terminology in the French version relating to gender identity.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights 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 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Masi. Bill 30 has had its second reading. Member for Nahendeh.

Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I seek unanimous consent to waive rule 89(3) and have Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act, referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

---Unanimous consent granted

Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. Second reading of bills. Item 20, consideration in Committee of the Whole of bills and other matters: Bill 20, Ombudsperson Act; Committee Report 10-18(3), Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of Bill 20: Ombudsperson Act; Minister's Statement 19-18(3), Aurora College Foundational Review Process; Minister's Statement 103-18(3), Marine Transportation Services, with Member for Hay River North 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

October 31st, 2018

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

I 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
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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Committee would like to consider Committee Report 10-18(3), Report on the Review of Bill 20: Ombudsperson Act, and Bill 20, Ombudsperson 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 R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. Does committee agree?

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. First, a brief recess.

---SHORT RECESS

Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

I will call Committee of the Whole back to order. Committee, the first document that we have agreed to consider is Committee Report 10-18(3), Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of Bill 20, the Ombudsperson Act. I will go to the chair of the Standing Committee on Government Operations for opening comments. 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. Yesterday the Standing Committee on Government Operations reported on its review of Bill 20 as a substantive report. That report was read into the record, and I am happy to answer any questions that Members of this committee have on that report, but otherwise, I will have the record speak for itself. Thank you, Mr. Chair.