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Committee Motion 216-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 20 by substituting paragraph (g), Carried
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks, Mr. Chair. This is going to be a long evening. Sorry for that. I haven't heard a commitment out of the Minister to actually make this fiscal regime review that he has talked about actually open to the public. He talks about how he is willing to make sure that the regulations that are developed in the future are going to be open to the public but not the fiscal regime review.

I have also heard some arguments that this somehow is ridiculous that this kind of disclosure might be required and that payments to Indigenous governments might have to get disclosed or something. Actually, the federal legislation does require that now. If you go and look, you can find out how much Diavik paid to the Indigenous governments on an annual basis. That is disclosed in the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act webpage. That is a requirement.

This is part of a worldwide movement towards greater corporate transparency. I mentioned the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative. This is part of global requirements that industry becomes more transparent about the payments that they make. Governments should get more transparent about the payments they receive. I don't and I have yet to hear any good reasons from the Minister why this information cannot be disclosed.

I would hope that Members will support this. I would request a recorded vote, Mr. Chair. Thank you.

Committee Motion 216-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 20 by substituting paragraph (g), Carried
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

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Clerk Of The House

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

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those opposed, please rise.

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Clerk Of The House

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, and the Member for Kam Lake.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those abstaining, please rise.

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Clerk Of The House

The Member for Yellowknife Centre.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

---Defeated

It is time for dinner. I am calling a recess. Thank you, committee.

---SHORT RECESS

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

I now call the Committee of the Whole back to order. Committee, to clause 17.1 Does committee agree?

---Clauses 17.1 through 19 inclusive approved

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Clause 20. Minister Abernethy.

Committee Motion 217-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 22, Carried
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Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a motion that clause 20 of Bill 34 be amended by deleting paragraph (g) and substituting the following:

(g) lands that have been designated by the Minister as restricted under section 22, except for those interests as described as unaffected by a designation in subsection 22(12) .

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

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

Committee Motion 217-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 22, Carried
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Glen Abernethy Great Slave

Mr. Chair, this motion is intended to clarify that mineral interests that existed in an area prior to an area, its designation as restricted, under section 22 are unaffected by the restricted area designation. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion.

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Some Hon. Members

Question.