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.