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Recorded Vote
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those opposed, please rise. All those abstaining, please rise.

Recorded Vote
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Committee Clerk Of The House Mr. Rutland

The Member for Yellowknife Centre.

Recorded Vote
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

While we're waiting for the results of the recorded vote, I just want to thank all the staff who have to stick around with us here tonight; the staff in the back, the guys in the booth, security, everyone else who is working here who I don't even know about. Sergeant-at-Arms, the Speaker, all of them.

The results of the recorded vote are: 14 in favour, zero opposed, one abstention. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Minister Abernethy.

Committee Motion 230-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 52(2) by adding (1.2), Carried
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Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to move a motion that Bill 34 be amended by adding the following immediately preceding subclause 52(2):

(1.2) For greater certainty, the holder of a mineral lease must satisfy the requirements in subsection (1) in respect of an Indigenous government or organization identified under that subsection by entering into any agreement with the Indigenous government or organization, provided that the agreement

(a) contains terms in respect of benefits that will be provided to the Indigenous government or organization and its members; and

(b) otherwise meets the requirements of this act and the regulations.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. There is a motion on the floor. The motion is in order. To the motion. Minister Abernethy.

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Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The intent of this motion is to clarify that a benefit agreement does not have to be a separate agreement. It is also intended to make clear that, as long as an agreement contains provisions providing benefits, it may meet the requirement under Bill 34. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion. Mr. Nadli.

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Michael Nadli Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Once again, I'm seeking clarity. I'd like to ask two or three questions to the law clerk. This is a territorial statute that we are considering at this point, is it?

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Law Clerk

Yes, Mr. Nadli, it is.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Mr. Nadli.

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Michael Nadli Deh Cho

Thank you. Now, in speaking of Indigenous governments, the presumption is that Indigenous governments have section 35 rights. Is that at a constitutional or federal level?

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. Madam Law Clerk.

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Law Clerk

Thank you, Mr. Chair. Indigenous peoples have section 35 rights under the Constitution Act, and those are constitutionally entrenched to Indigenous people. They would extend to Indigenous governments, but that's also a fairly complicated issue. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you, Madam Law Clerk. Mr. Nadli.

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Michael Nadli Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Chair. That's all, thank you.