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Committee Motion 107-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Constituency Work Allowance Expense, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. The Member has requested a recorded vote. All those in favour, please rise.

Committee Motion 107-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Constituency Work Allowance Expense, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Deputy Clerk Of The House Mr. Ball

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 Inuvik Twin Lakes, the Member for Hay River South, the Member for Thebacha, the Member for Mackenzie Delta, the Member for Sahtu, 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.

Committee Motion 107-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Constituency Work Allowance Expense, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those opposed, please rise. All those abstaining, please rise. The motion is carried. The results of the recorded vote are: 16 in favour, zero opposed, zero abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 108-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Allowable Election Expense, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

March 13th, 2019

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that the Legislative Assembly make childcare an allowable election expense.

Committee Motion 108-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Allowable Election Expense, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Ms. Green. There's a motion on the floor. The motion is in order. To the motion. Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 108-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Allowable Election Expense, Carried
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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Just as women require childcare in order to take their place in this House, they need childcare during the election campaign period. What we heard is that, through that very intense month of campaigning, forums, and door knocking, it is often necessary for women to have childcare arrangements in place outside their families. It's our understanding that the Chief Electoral Officer has allowed women to claim childcare as an election expense, but this is not a practise that is codified within the Elections and Plebiscites Act. What we're doing is trying to formulize this by taking it up with the Legislative Assembly as an allowable expense. Thank you.

Committee Motion 108-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Allowable Election Expense, Carried
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion.

Committee Motion 108-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Allowable Election Expense, Carried
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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 108-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Allowable Election Expense, Carried
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Question has been called. Ms. Green?

Committee Motion 108-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Child Care Expenses as Allowable Election Expense, Carried
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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I request a recorded vote.

Recorded Vote
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Ms. Green. The Member has requested a recorded vote. All those in favour, please rise.

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Deputy Clerk Of The House Mr. Ball

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 Inuvik Twin Lakes, the Member for Hay River South, the Member for Thebacha, the Member for Mackenzie Delta, the Member for Sahtu, 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.

Recorded Vote
Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those opposed, please rise. All those abstaining, please rise. The results of the recorded vote: 16 in favour, zero opposed, zero abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 109-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Delivery of Campaign School for Women Initiatives, Carried
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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that the Government of the Northwest Territories task and fund one or more independent individual(s) or organization(s) to deliver the Campaign School for Women Initiatives throughout the Northwest Territories; and further, offer more than two workshops in one fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 109-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Interim Report - Delivery of Campaign School for Women Initiatives, Carried
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Ms. Green. There's a motion on the floor. The motion is in order. To the motion. Ms. Green.