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Motion 36-18(3): Appointment of Ombud, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

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

---Carried

Masi. Motions. Now, to the Member for Yellowknife Centre.

Motion 37-18(3): Extended Adjournment of the House to May 23, 2019, Carried
Motions

March 14th, 2019

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Mr. Speaker, this is the moment I have been waiting for. I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that, notwithstanding Rule 4, when this House adjourns on March 14, 2019, it shall be adjourned until Thursday, May 23, 2019;

AND FURTHER, that, at any time prior to May 23, 2019, if the Speaker is satisfied after consultation with the Executive Council and Members of the Legislative Assembly that the public interest requires that the House should meet at an earlier time during the adjournment, the Speaker may give notice and thereupon the House shall meet at the time stated in such notice and shall transact its business as has been duly adjourned to that time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 37-18(3): Extended Adjournment of the House to May 23, 2019, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Motion 37-18(3): Extended Adjournment of the House to May 23, 2019, Carried
Motions

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Motion 37-18(3): Extended Adjournment of the House to May 23, 2019, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

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

---Carried

Masi. Motions. Item 18, first reading of bills. Minister of Finance.

Bill 50: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019
First Reading Of Bills

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 50, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 50: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019
First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. The motion is non-debatable. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 50 has had its first reading. First reading of bills. Minister of Finance.

Bill 51: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019
First Reading Of Bills

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 51, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 51: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2018-2019
First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. The motion is non-debatable. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 51 has had its first reading. First reading of bills. Minister of Finance.

Bill 52: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020
First Reading Of Bills

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 52, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 52: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020
First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. The motion is non-debatable. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 52 has had its first reading. First reading of bills. Minister of Finance.

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

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Robert C. McLeod Inuvik Twin Lakes

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 53, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2019-2020, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. The motion is non-debatable. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Masi. Bill 53 has had its first reading. First reading of bills. Item 19, second reading of bills. Minister of Education, Culture and Employment.

Bill 48: Post-Secondary Education Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Leg, that Bill 48, Post-Secondary Education Act, be read for the second time.

This bill creates a structure for the recognition of post-secondary institutions within the Northwest Territories. The bill:

• prohibits the establishment or operation of a university without the consent of the Minister and an Act of the Legislative Assembly;

• prohibits the granting of a degree or the offering of any degree program without the authorization of the Minister; and

• allows a college to be recognized under the Act if its establishment or operation has the consent of the Minister and is authorized by an Act of the Legislative Assembly.

The bill provides, with exceptions, that before consent or authorization can be given for any of these things the Minister must have received a recommendation from a quality assurance body. The bill also provides for the recognition and regulation of private training institutions and private vocational training, including the issuance of certificates of registration for either and allowing for the appointment of a Director of Private Vocational Training.

The bill requires reporting by public post-secondary institutions that receive regular and ongoing funding from the government as well as by other institutions, including those that receive grants or contributions. Public institutions are also required to seek Ministerial approval of tuition fees, regularly evaluate programs, prepare a mandate statement as well as strategic and corporate plans, and prepare and submit annual operating and capital budgets. Finally, the bill contains provisions with respect to information sharing, enforcement, and offences and penalties. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 48: Post-Secondary Education Act
Second Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

Masi. The motion is in order. To the principle of the bill.