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Bill 20: Ombud Act
Third Reading Of Bills

Louis Sebert Thebacha

I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Ombud Act, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I requested a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 20: Ombud Act
Third Reading Of Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The Member has requested a recorded vote. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Bill 20: Ombud Act
Third Reading Of Bills

Some Hon. Members


Bill 20: Ombud Act
Third Reading Of Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Question has been called. All those in favour, please stand.

Recorded Vote
Third Reading Of Bills

Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Thebacha, the Member for Hay River North, the Member for Mackenzie Delta, the Member for Yellowknife North, the Member for Kam Lake, the Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh, the Member for Nahendeh, the Member for Yellowknife Centre, the Member for Deh Cho, the Member for Nunakput, the Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, the Member for Range Lake, the Member for Great Slave, the Member for Yellowknife South, the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, the Member for Hay River South.

Recorded Vote
Third Reading Of Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

All those opposed, please stand. All those abstaining, please stand. The results of the recorded vote: 16 in favour; zero opposed; zero abstentions. Motion carried.


Bill 20 has had its third reading. Third reading of bills. Mr. Clerk, will you ascertain if the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Margaret Thom, is ready to enter the Chamber and to assent bills.

Assent To Bills
Assent To Bills

Commissioner Ms. Thom

Please be seated. Mr. Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly, good afternoon.

[English translation not provided.]

It has been a while since I have been here in this great place. I am thankful to see you all again in good health. Mahsi, thank you.

I would like to take a moment to encourage all residents to honour the dedication, proud service, and the many sacrifices made by current and past members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Remembrance Day is on Sunday, November 11th. I have been invited to Hay River this year to take part in their services, and I look forward to visiting for such an important occasion.

As this sitting comes to an end, I would like to wish the Members of this House good health, happiness, and prosperity as you enjoy the coming Christmas holiday season with your loved ones.

I wish you all safe travels on the land, in the air, on the ice, and on our highways as you continue to work together, cooperatively, for the betterment of all residents of the Northwest Territories.

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

  • Bill 7, Chartered Professional Accountants Act
  • Bill 8, Emergency Management Act
  • Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Securities Act
  • Bill 14, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017
  • Bill 15, Document Formalization, Service and Notice Reform Statute Law Amendment Act
  • Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Social Assistance Act
  • Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act
  • Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Cities, Towns and Villages Act
  • Bill 20, Ombud Act
  • Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act
  • Bill 27, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2018-2019
  • Bill 28, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2018-2019
  • Bill 33, Appropriations Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2019-2020

Mahsi cho. Thank you. Quyanainni. Merci beaucoup. Koana.

Assent To Bills
Assent To Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Please be seated. Colleagues, I would like to extend the appreciation of this House to the Commissioner, Margaret Thom. It was a pleasure to have her in the House today.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Pages who have been with us and who have served during our session here. Our youth are our future, as we all have stated, and our greatest resource. It is always a pleasure to have our youth as part of our Chambers.

I also thank the interpreters who have been with us throughout this session, as well. They are Mary Rose Sundberg, Margaret Mackenzie, Berna Matto, Sarah Cleary, Tom Unka, and David Black. Thank you all for the services that you provide each and every day for us.

Colleagues, our Indigenous languages are not second-class in this House. We are proud of our official languages, all the languages. We will continue to take measures to use and also celebrate our Indigenous languages and to ensure that they are treated as equal to English and French. If we want to see our indigenous languages grow and thrive throughout this territory, we must lead by example in this House.

Finally, I would like to extend a special thank you to Gail Bennett for her assistance over the past two months. Gail, you will always have a place at this table and we truly, truly appreciate the expertise and dedication that you provide to us. Masi for that.


Colleagues, during the past month you have achieved a great deal and you should feel very proud of the work that you have done to date. I thank all of you for your continued dedication to this House, our form of consensus-style government, and to the people of the Northwest Territories.

This house will not sit again until February; however, I know that you will all be busy with your constituency work in your communities, in your regions, the committee work, the ongoing business of the government, and most importantly, your family and friends. I wish you safe travels as you return to your constituencies.

Madam Clerk, orders of the day.

Orders Of The Day
Orders Of The Day

November 1st, 2018

Committee Clerk Of The House Ms. Franki-Smith

Orders of the day for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 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. Acknowledgments
  7. Oral Questions
  8. Written Questions
  9. Returns to Written Questions
  10. Replies to the 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

[Translation ends]

Orders Of The Day
Orders Of The Day

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi for that. [Translation] Very nice. [Translation ends] This House stands adjourned until Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.


The House adjourned at 3:59 p.m.