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Bill 53: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020
Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

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

Bill 53: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020
Third Reading Of Bills

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 53: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020
Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

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

Recorded Vote
Third Reading Of Bills

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Deputy Clerk Of The House Ms. Franki-Smith

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 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.

Recorded Vote
Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. All those opposed, please stand. All those abstaining, please stand. The results of the recorded vote: 14 in favour, zero opposed, zero abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 53 has had its third reading. Third reading of bills. Mr. Clerk, would you ascertain that the honourable Commissioner of the Northwest Territories is ready to enter the Chamber to assent to bills?

Recorded Vote
Third Reading Of Bills

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Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories Hon. Margaret Thom

[English translation not provided.] Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislative Assembly, good afternoon. It is indeed a great honour to be back in this Chamber, and to give recognition to Indigenous Languages Month in the Northwest Territories. By designating March as Indigenous Languages Month, this government believes in the importance of indigenous languages and has the respect to promote its revitalization everywhere possible. I am grateful to be able to speak my Dene language, here in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly Building.

I want to wish you all a well-deserved break, safe travels, and a happy and blessed Easter in just a few weeks. I would like to wish each of you well in the next chapter of your work with, and for, the betterment of all Northerners.

Assent to Bills
Third Reading Of Bills

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Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories Hon. Margaret Thom

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

  • Bill 50, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019;
  • Bill 51, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019;
  • Bill 52, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020; and
  • Bill 53, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020.

Mahsi cho, thank you, quyanainni, merci beaucoup, koana.

Assent to Bills
Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

[English translation not provided.] Colleagues, I would like to extend the appreciation of this House to the Commissioner, Margaret M. Thom. It was a pleasure to have her in the House today.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all the hard work that you have pursued and the dedication to this House and to all the people whom we represent.

During the past six weeks, we have achieved a great deal, and you should be proud of the work you have done. We have not always seen eye-to-eye. At the same time, we have had some disagreements along the way, but we have managed to remain professional, respectful to each other and also to this institution.

I would especially like to recognize the Dean of this House, the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, who yesterday announced that he will not be seeking re-election this fall. Just so Members are aware, Robert C. McLeod was elected a year before me. A year after, I was in the bi-election, as well. I guess we were the two old-timers in this House. I know that his decision is not one that he made lightly as we saw yesterday, and I can honestly say that this place will not be the same without him here.

Colleagues, no Member of this House can remember a time when the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes was not here. For each of us, he has been a part of this institution over the years.

He has served many roles in this House. More than that, he has been a mentor to many of us, as we heard from Members' statements, I included, as well. His experience, his knowledge, and his guidance have been invaluable. Without his contributions, this House would not be the place it is today.

Colleagues, over the next few months, we will have many opportunities to say farewell, but I personally want to say thank you to the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes for his dedication, commitment to this House and wish him all the best as he prepares for another journey from public life. I would like to say masi.

Also, to his family who were here with us yesterday, our loss is your gain. Please enjoy your time with him.

Colleagues, I would also like to thank the interpreters, the Pages who have been with us for the last six weeks. Please know that your assistance and your contributions are valued and appreciated. It is a pleasure to share this Chamber with the young generation.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind our young people that the Legislative Assembly will be hosting our next Youth Parliament from May 6th to 10th of this year, 2019. This is an opportunity for grade nine and grade 10 students in the Northwest Territories to assume the role of their MLA at the Legislative Assembly in Yellowknife. The deadline for applications is April 5th. It is fast approaching. You still have time to apply. For more information, please visit the Legislative Assembly website or contact our public affairs team.

Colleagues, I wish each of you safe travels to your home communities as you return to your constituencies.

I know that many of you and many of the people who you represent will be out on the land in the next few weeks, enjoying our land and taking part in various hunts and traditional activities. At the same time, there will be busy times as the committee will be travelling to different communities, as well. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful territory. Please remember to treat it well, with respect, and be safe while out on the land and also into the communities.

With that, Madam Clerk, orders of the day.

Orders Of The Day
Orders Of The Day

March 14th, 2019

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Committee Clerk Of The House Ms. Franki-Smith

[Translation] Orders of the day for Thursday, May 23, 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

- Bill 26, Statistics Act

- Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act

- Committee Report 15-18(3), Standing Committee on Government Operations Report on the Review of Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act

- Minister's Statement 131-18(3), Sessional Statement

- Minister's Statement 151-18(3), New Federal Infrastructure Agreement

- Minister's Statement 158-18(3), Developments in Early Childhood Programs and Services

  1. Report of Committee of the Whole
  2. Third Reading of Bills
  3. Orders of the Day

[Translation ends]

Orders Of The Day
Orders Of The Day

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

[Translation] This House stands adjourned until Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. [Translation ends]

---ADJOURNMENT

The House adjourned at 5:01 p.m.