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Committee Motion 214-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 7(3)(r) adding (r.1), Defeated
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion. Mr. Testart.

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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Chair. So a key component of this motion is how it relates to the parent clause, and, to quote from that, there is an exception section that says nothing in this act requires a document to be included in the registry under subsection 3 that is or may be prohibited from disclosure by any other act of the Northwest Territories or Canada or contains information that is provided implicitly, explicitly, in confidence to a person or body exercising powers, performing duties or functions in this act.

So that means, if a third party, including a business interest, came forward and said, "This is confidential information," that it could not be disclosed. You know, the rationale I would have liked to hear is: look, if we put this in the public registry, because everything is so confidential, there is no way we can get it in there, so why put it in there, because it's all going to be blocked by confidentiality concerns anyway? That is something that would be clear to me. Well, don't do it, then, because we are creating false expectations as a result. So the real crux of this is: why can't this be done? Again, we have a Minister who is willing to be the first in Canada to put forward legislated socio-economic agreements even after the objections of industry, you know, the continuing objections of industry, over a lack of clarity. However, this we have to hold fire on; this can't be done because of objections from industry. If we can do part 5, we can do this, and Members should support this motion. Thank you.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion. Mr. Nakimayak.

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Herbert Nakimayak Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Earlier on at the opening remarks of the Minister, I spoke about Indigenous governments and industry, and this is just a side door. You know, if the Members are concerned about or anybody in the general public is concerned or interested people, they can approach the Indigenous organization where if it's on their lands or industry or the government, I think this is just, I think this would scare away industry, and also I do not think this would be approved by Indigenous governments, so I am not going to approve this motion. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion. I will allow the mover to close debate. Mr. O'Reilly.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks, Mr. Chair. I don't have anything to add other than I request a recorded vote. Thank you.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

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Committee Clerk Of The House Mr. Rutland

The Member for Frame Lake, the Member for Yellowknife North, the Member for Kam Lake, the Member for Nahendeh.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those opposed, please rise.

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Committee Clerk Of The House Mr. Rutland

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 Yellowknife South, 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.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those abstaining, please rise.

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Committee Clerk Of The House Mr. Rutland

The Member for Yellowknife Centre.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

The results of the recorded vote are: four in favour, 12 opposed, one abstention. The motion is defeated.

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To clause 7, does committee agree?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, committee. Mr. O'Reilly.