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The Chair Daniel McNeely

Agreed. Clause 3, does committee agree?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Daniel McNeely

Agreed. Thank you. Bill 6, Cannabis Legislation and Regulation Implementation Act. Does committee agree?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Daniel McNeely

We have a little typo here. Go back to Clause 4. Does committee agree?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Daniel McNeely

Agreed. Thank you. I will read this out again. Bill 6, Cannabis Legislation and Regulation Implementation Act. Does committee agree?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Daniel McNeely

Agreed. Bill 6 as a whole, does committee agree?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Daniel McNeely

Does the committee agree that Bill 6 is ready for third reading as amended?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Daniel McNeely

Agreed. Thank you. Thank the Minister and the witnesses. Minister Sebert.

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Louis Sebert Thebacha

I would just like to make some final comments, if I may. First of all, I would like to thank the very patient staff who have sat with me today. They have been very helpful in getting us to where we are now. There were some notes passed to me, but a little hard to read because they were from a lawyer.

I know this has been a very contentious issue, and a very difficult issue for the many reasons that have been set out, but I think this really does show how consensus government can work. I know that a tremendous amount of work was done by the committee in a very short period of time, those who went north and those who went south. I know also that a lot of work was done by our staff, which is reflected in the "what we heard" report.

I just wanted to correct something that I might have said earlier. When people we asked about whether they favoured sales controlled by the GNWT agency or a more open system, a majority said the Liquor Commission. However, when we were dealing with the retail model, I may have misunderstood something here, there were a lot of variations that they were looking at.

There was a wide variety of opinions. Liquor Commission, which I assume meant the store-type model, I assume because we are talking about retail, received the largest number but not a majority of votes. There was a tremendous diversity of opinion in what we heard from the public, what you heard, and the opinions this evening.

I thank all of you for your patience. Thank you.

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The Chair Daniel McNeely

Thank you, Minister Sebert. I would like to thank the Minister and the witnesses. Sergeant-at-Arms, please escort the witnesses out of the Chamber. Thank you, committee. What is the wish of committee? Mr. Beaulieu.