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Committee Motion 233-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 111(4) to add (4.1), Defeated
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thank you, Chair. This is to amend the regulation-making powers of the Minister to basically authorize the Minister to enter into agreements with Indigenous governments on how the regulation-making might be carried out under this bill. This is enabling. This does not require the Minister to enter into such agreements. I think this is a helpful amendment in setting out the ability for the Minister to enter into such agreements.

In fact, we actually heard from the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated that there were efforts already underway to draft up some sort of memorandum of understanding or some sort of an arrangement for the staff. This would just give a legal basis or footing for this to happen. I look forward to support from my Cabinet colleagues. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 233-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 111(4) to add (4.1), Defeated
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion.

Committee Motion 233-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 111(4) to add (4.1), Defeated
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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Committee Motion 233-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 111(4) to add (4.1), Defeated
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

The Member has requested a recorded vote. 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 Deh Cho, the Member for Yellowknife North, the Member for Kam Lake, the Member for Nahendeh.

Recorded Vote
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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 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 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: five in favour, nine opposed, one abstention. The motion is defeated.

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To clause 111. Mr. Testart.

Committee Motion 234-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 111(4) to add (4.1) and (4.2), Defeated
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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Mr. Chair, I move that Bill 34 be amended by adding the following after subclause 111(4):

(4.1) A copy of each regulation that the Commissioner in Executive Council proposes to make under this act shall be published in the Northwest Territories Gazette, and a reasonable opportunity shall be afforded to interested persons to make representations to the Minister in respect of the proposed regulations.

(4.2) No proposed regulation need be published more than once under subsection (4.1), whether or not it is altered or amended after such publication as a result of representations made by interested persons as provided in that subsection.

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. Testart.

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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Chair. The intention of this motion is to be consistent with other pieces of Territorial legislation. The sole example is the Petroleum Resources Act. This same provision exists there. It allows opportunity for the public to review regulations as they are published and to provide them with an opportunity to comment. This is something that we heard from civil society, from industry, and from Indigenous organizations, as well. I think it is important that we give the public the opportunity to weigh in on these regulations.

As this is a consistent theme that we have heard throughout the review of these bills, this, I think, is a good amendment to have, and it is consistent with the PRA, as well. The government did not see fit to amend the PRA to remove this provision. Although it is a federal artefact, it is one that was retained. All this is, is making it consistent with the PRA. I encourage Members to support it. Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would request a recorded vote at the appropriate time. Thank you.

Committee Motion 234-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 111(4) to add (4.1) and (4.2), Defeated
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The Chair R.J. Simpson

Thank you. To the motion. I will put the question to committee. The Member has requested a recorded vote. All those in favour, please rise.

Recorded Vote
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Committee Clerk Of The House Mr. Rutland

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