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Committee Motion 224-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend paragraph 28(5)(a) Carried
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks, Mr. Chair. That's great. I'm glad to hear that the Minister's department didn't actually hear any concerns about that one when they were preparing to work on the bill. This committee did hear that. We have raised that. Here is another policy issue that was live, raised to the committee, about how they would like to know what's going on within their boundaries. This is consistent with having good neighbour relationships, all that sort of thing that the Minister talked about in his opening remarks, but there's no provision in the bill.

Mr. Chairman, I'd like to move into the motion if I may.

Committee Motion 225-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 28(5)(a) and (b), Defeated
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

I move that subclause 28(5) of Bill 34 be amended:

(a) in that portion, preceding paragraph by adding: or if applicable to a municipality, after Indigenous government or organization; and

(b) in paragraph (a) by adding, or is within or overlaps within the land of that municipality after Indigenous government or organization.

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. Mr. O'Reilly.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Mr. Chair, we heard from the Minister that there was no policy rationale for excluding or not including municipal governments because they didn't actually hear that concern. I said earlier that committee certainly did hear this issue in its review of the bill. As I said, this is about avoiding land use conflicts, about ensuring that there's good working relationships moving forward, and this does not take away from Indigenous governments in any way, but I think it recognizes that municipal governments have significant investment in infrastructure within their boundaries, and want to know what's going on in their areas of jurisdiction; and without having to go and check a public registry day after day, here's an opportunity for us to provide that information to municipal government on an ongoing basis. I think this is a reasonable request to a policy concern, an issue that was raised with us, and I look forward to the Minister and Cabinet supporting this because I know that they believe in our community governments. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion.

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Question has been called. The Member has requested a recorded vote.

Recorded Vote
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

All those in favour, please rise.

Recorded Vote
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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.

Recorded Vote
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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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Deputy 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,11 opposed, one abstention. The motion is defeated.

---Defeated

Clause 28 as amended.

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

---Clauses 29 through 41 inclusive, approved