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Committee Motion 123-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Members' Access to Benefits, Defeated
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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Ms. Green. To the motion?

Committee Motion 123-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Members' Access to Benefits, Defeated
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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 123-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Members' Access to Benefits, Defeated
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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is defeated.

---Defeated

Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 124-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Increased Indemnity for Chair, Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, Carried as Amended
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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that the indemnity for extra duty for the chair of the Rules and Procedures Committee be increased from $3,194 to $6,296 per year.

Committee Motion 124-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Increased Indemnity for Chair, Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, Carried as Amended
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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Ms. Green. To the motion? Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 124-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Increased Indemnity for Chair, Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, Carried as Amended
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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you. Mr. Chair, the previous Legislative Assembly reduced the indemnity paid to the chair of the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures to make it equivalent to that paid to the caucus chair and deputy chairs of Committee of the Whole. This change was made on the understanding that the workload of this committee is less than that for other standing committees of the House. As my colleague from Frame Lake will attest, this has not been the case for the current Assembly. The Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures was given some very heavy lifting in the first two years of our Assembly and still has some left. I agree that the chair of this committee should be compensated on an equal basis to other chairs. I support this motion, Mr. Chair, but would like to move an amendment to remove the reference to the specific dollar amounts which are adjusted annually by the Consumer Price Index.

May I have permission to amend the motion?

Committee Motion 124-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Increased Indemnity for Chair, Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, Carried as Amended
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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Maybe we'll just take a five minute recess. There's a typo in the motion. Thank you.

---SHORT RECESS

Committee Motion 124-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Increased Indemnity for Chair, Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, Carried as Amended
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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, committee. I will now call Committee of the Whole back to order. There is a motion to amend. Ms. Green, do you have an amendment?

Motion to Amend Committee Motion 124-18(3), Carried
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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that the motion be amended by striking out the words "increased from $3,194 to $6,296 per year" and substituting the words "consistent with that pay to other standing committee terrace." Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Motion to Amend Committee Motion 124-18(3), Carried
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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Ms. Green. A motion to amend he motion is in order on the floor. To the motion to amend.

Motion to Amend Committee Motion 124-18(3), Carried
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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Motion to Amend Committee Motion 124-18(3), Carried
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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion to amend the motion is carried.

Motion to Amend Committee Motion 124-18(3), Carried
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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Motion to Amend Committee Motion 124-18(3), Carried
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The Chair Frederick Blake Jr.

All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Ms. Green.

Committee Motion 125-18(3): Tabled Document 237-18(3): Independent Commission to Review Members' Benefits and Compensation 2018 Report on Members' Compensation and Benefits - Health and Dental Benefits for Constituency Assistants, Carried
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March 14th, 2019

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that this Assembly recommends that Members of the Legislative Assembly who hire a constituency assistant who does not have access to health and dental benefits should provide those paid benefits through Northern Employee Benefit Services as part of the constituency assistance employment package. Thank you, Mr. Chair.