This is page numbers 3883 – 3910 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 report.


Recorded Vote
Third Reading of Bills

Clerk Of The House (Mr. Mercer)

The Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, the Member for Hay River South, 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 Frame Lake, 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.

Recorded Vote
Third Reading of Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

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


Bill 12 has had its third reading. Third reading of bills. Mr. Clerk, will you ascertain that the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Margaret Thom, is going to enter the Chamber and assent to bills.

Assent to Bills
Assent to Bills

March 15th, 2018

Commissioner (Ms. Thom)

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

I look forward to attending the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith next week. I am already so proud of our Team NWT athletes and coaches, in how they have performed during their trials to qualify in their respective events, and in how I know they will conduct themselves with respect and good sportsmanship as representatives and ambassadors for the Northwest Territories.

I would also like to extend a huge mahsi cho and acknowledge the dedicated volunteers, coaches, parents, and families who have all worked so hard to support our NWT athletes and to make these games the huge success that I know I am sure they will be.

I would like to wish good luck and safe travels to all of our athletes as they compete at the Arctic Winter Games. I will be one of their best "cheerleaders." Now, as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, I am pleased to assent to the following Bills:

• Bill 10, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018;

• Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018; and

• Bill 12, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019.

Thank you, quyanainni, merci beaucoup, mahsi cho, koana.

Assent to Bills
Assent to Bills

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Please be seated. Colleagues, before we adjourn today, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those Pages who have been with us during this session. Our youth are our greatest resource. It is always a pleasure to have them in our Chamber.


I would also like to take this moment to remind our young people of the Northwest Territories that the Legislative Assembly will be hosting our next Youth Parliament from May 14th to 18th of this year. This is a great opportunity for grade 9 and grade 10 students in the Northwest Territories to assume the role of their MLA at the Legislative Assembly here in Yellowknife. The deadline for application is April 6th, so you still have time to apply. For more information, please visit the Legislative Assembly website or contact our public affairs team.

Colleagues, please join me in thanking the interpreters who have been with us throughout this session. They are Mary Rose Sundberg, Sarah Cleary, Suzie Napayak, Tom Unka, Margaret Mackenzie, Ruth Carroll, David Black, and Lillian Elias. Thank you for your service that you provide for us and for letting us use our language as part of the official language. I would like to say a big masi to them as well.

I would also like to extend a special thank you to Emily Dorian. Ms. Dorian joins us from the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, where she serves as a clerk assistant, and has spent the past three weeks learning about our unique form of consensus‑style government and a leading hand in our clerk's office, in committee, and in this Chamber. Masi, Emily. Your assistance has been greatly appreciated by everybody here in this building, and you will always be welcome at this table. Masi.

Colleagues, finally, I would like to thank all of you for your continued hard work and dedication to this House and all of the people of the Northwest Territories. I also wish you safe travels as you return to your constituencies, your communities. This House will not sit again until May. However, I know that you will all be busy with the ongoing business of government, the committees, and the needs of your constituencies.

Although we will all be busy, I remind Members to take time to reach out to your constituencies, your family, your community members, and hear their concerns, their issues, to reconnect with family and friends, and to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us each day, such as today. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful territory.

With that, Madam Clerk, orders of the day.

Orders of the Day
Orders of the Day

Deputy Clerk Of The House (Ms. Kay)

Orders of the day for Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 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. Acknowledgements

7. Oral Questions

8. Written Questions

9. Returns to Written Questions

10. Replies to 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

- Minister's Statement 1-18(3), North Slave Correctional Complex Inmate Concerns

- Minister's Statement 19-18(3), Aurora College Foundational Review Process

1. Report of Committee of the Whole

2. Third Reading of Bills

3. Orders of the Day

Orders of the Day
Orders of the Day

The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi, Madam Clerk. This House stands adjourned until Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.


The House adjourned at 3:51 p.m.