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Committee Motion 143-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Final Report - Polytechnic University Leadership Program for Women, Carried
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

To the motion. Minister Cochrane.

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Caroline Cochrane Range Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to thank MLA Vanthuyne for actually for bringing that point forward. You're right. The actual polytechnic university might take some years, but it's important to note that we're also building on the Aurora College, so it's not starting from scratch. Right now, the president is the president of Aurora College

When we were doing our travelling, when I was taking the new associate deputy minister of post-secondary renewal to the three campus communities, we met with Indigenous and municipal governments, and it was brought very clearly by Indigenous governments that they were interested in some kind of a leadership support to support them in governance of their own governments. I know that Municipal and Community Affairs provides that for municipal governments, but not so much for the Indigenous governments.

When we're doing this vision statement, we've been looking at strengths to the North. I think that Indigenous governments are a strength to the North. I think our population is a strength to the North. It makes sense for me to actually promote that we would have some form of leadership courses within the polytechnic university or Aurora College as it is now to start off. I am a huge supporter of this motion. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 143-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Final Report - Polytechnic University Leadership Program for Women, Carried
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

To the motion. Mr. Thompson.

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Yes, thank you, Mr. Chair. I support the motion. My concern is the polytechnic university. I mean, it's great that we're talking about Aurora College and MACA, but we should be enforcing that now. We should be looking at the college. We've heard the Minister talked about the Aboriginal governments looking for this type of leadership training and that, so I think that maybe moving forward, even though we're talking polytech, that we actually say, Aurora College and the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs moving forward, that we can get this training out the door.

It's not just for territorial politics, but I think it's for boards and for municipal governments. Whether it's designated authorities, hamlets or tax-based communities. I would encourage the next body to look at that. Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will be supporting it.

Committee Motion 143-18(3): Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly Final Report - Polytechnic University Leadership Program for Women, Carried
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

To the motion.

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

---Carried

Ms. Green.

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I appreciate colleagues staying and spending this extra time debating this report on short notice. Thank you for your kind comments of support for the work that the committee did. I would like to thank my colleagues who were on the committee and those who dropped in. I would like to give a very special thank you to the staff who worked very hard. Our first meeting was November 28th, last year, and we've now produced two reports on our work, so that's really a testament to how hard they've worked to sew this issue up at this time. I'd also like to thank the people who came to the hearings and provided written submissions, as well. I am looking forward to the favourable results that some of my colleagues are predicting of being able to double the number of women sitting in this House very soon. Thank you.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Ms. Green. I take those as closing comments. Does committee agree that we have concluded consideration of Committee Report 17-18(3)?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. This concludes our consideration of Committee Report 17-18(3). What is the wish of committee? Mr. Testart.

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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move the Chair rise and report progress.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Mr. Testart. There is a motion to report progress. The motion is in order. All those in favour. All those opposed. The motion is carried.

---Carried

I will rise and report progress.

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The Speaker Jackson Lafferty

May I have the report, Member for Hay River North?

Report Of Committee Of The Whole
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R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Mr. Speaker, your committee has been considering Bill 55, Tabled Document 443-18(3), Tabled Document 444-18(3), and Committee Report 17-18(3), and would like to report progress; and that consideration of Committee Report 17-18(3) is concluded, with three motions adopted; and that Bill 55, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, is ready for third reading; and that consideration of Tabled Documents 443-18(3) and 444-18(3) are concluded, and that the House concur on those estimates, and that an appropriation bill to be based thereon be introduced without delay; and Mr. Speaker, I move that the report of the Committee of the Whole be concurred with.