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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, would like to welcome and acknowledge our elections officers. You are the front line of our democracy, and I very much appreciate the hard work that you do. Particularly, I would like to recognize Ms. Yvette Schreder, the Kam Lake returning officer.

I would also like to recognize two people who have been very important to my work as the Member for Kam Lake, Mr. Garett Cochrane, who served as my constituency assistant for the first half of my term, and Mr. Mike Burchill, who is my current constituency assistant. I couldn't do this job without you, gentlemen, and thank you very much for your service to the people of Kam Lake. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Speaker

Masi. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh.

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Tom Beaulieu Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Marsi cho, Mr. Speaker. I would also like to recognize Chief Electoral Officer Nic Latour. I would like to recognize a returning officer, Antoinette "Tony" Lafferty, from Fort Resolution.

I would like to recognize Tom Unka and Maro Sundberg as our interpreters. They don't just interpret for the riding of Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh. They also do interpreting for Monfwi, interpreter for people in Thebacha, to people in Hay River North, Hay River South, and Yellowknife.

I would like to recognize my CA, Pascal Erasmus, and I would also like to make special recognition of my spouse, Monique Marinier. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Speaker

Masi. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Member for Nahendeh.

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I, too, would like to recognize a couple of people up there: the returning officer from the Nahendeh, as well as a constituent, Vanessa Waugh, as well as Nicole Latour, Chief Electoral Officer. We go way back. Welcome to the House. Thank you.

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Masi. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Member for Frame Lake.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. I, too, would like to recognize a constituent, Mr. Tamlin Gilbert. He is going to be serving as one of the returning officers in the upcoming election.

We also, of course, have Nicole Latour, the Chief Electoral Officer. I want to thank her for her work at improving elections and electoral reform in general. I want to recognize returning officer for Frame Lake, Ms. Mona Durkee. I might be by to see you in early September.

Lastly, and not least, my constituency assistant, Craig Yeo. No matter what he did to try to make me look good, it often just didn't work. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

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Speaker

Masi. Recognition of visitors in the gallery. Member for Yellowknife Centre.

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Craig is my constituency assistant as well, and if Kevin was a better listener, he would have had better results. Thank you, Craig, for everything that you have done for us.

I would also like to recognize Nicole Latour, who is my constituent, and the returning officers who are here from Elections NWT. I look forward to a good campaign. Thank you.

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Masi. Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery. Member for Deh Cho.

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Michael Nadli Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize the Chief Electoral Returning Officer. Also, at the same time, I just want to say thank you to our translator, as well, Joe Tambour from K'atlodeeche First Nation, being the South Slavey translator for the duration of the session here. Mahsi. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

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Masi. Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery. Member for Nunakput.

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Herbert Nakimayak Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to recognize Mr. Pascal Erasmus. Yesterday, I mentioned that he worked for myself and Mr. Beaulieu, the representative of the riding of Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh. Mr. Speaker, I am going go on this again: when you have someone working for two different ridings, it really broadens their horizons. I see that in Pascal. I appreciate the work that he has done. He has written some good statements over the past couple of weeks.

Also, all the staff, there are many all over who have responded to some emails and some really pressing issues that affect constituents' social and maybe even financial ways of life. I would like to say thank you to everybody for the work that they have done and the responses that they did. They represented Ministers very well. The relationship that we have with the Ministers is that. It is in person. The real work that people do is behind the scenes. I would just like to thank them for that. I see a lot of them sitting up there behind me.

Also, Mr. Speaker, general staff. It might be a useless statistic, but I will probably walk through two doors today. I would like to thank those two people in advance who might open those doors for me. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Speaker

Almost a Member's statement. Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery. Member for Thebacha.

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Louis Sebert Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. They are not constituents, but I would like to recognize Heather Riviere and Brittany Gosse, who have helped me over the last number of years. Thank you.