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Tabled Document 549-18(3): Focus for the Future: A Strategic Response to the Challenge of Community Government Funding, Municipal and Community Affairs, August 2019
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Alfred Moses Inuvik Boot Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wish to table the following document entitled "Focus for the Future: A Strategic Response to the Challenge of Community Government Funding, August 2019." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 549-18(3): Focus for the Future: A Strategic Response to the Challenge of Community Government Funding, Municipal and Community Affairs, August 2019
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Speaker

Masi. Tabling of documents. Member for Frame Lake.

Tabled Document 550-18(3): Email dated August 23, 2019, from Pentti Sjoman regarding Whati - 1,200kW Nailii Hydro Project
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. I wish to table the following document. It's an August 22, 2019 email from Mr. Pentti Sjoman, Whati, 1,200 kW Nailii Hydro Project." Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 550-18(3): Email dated August 23, 2019, from Pentti Sjoman regarding Whati - 1,200kW Nailii Hydro Project
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Speaker

Masi. Tabling of documents.

Tabled Document 551-18(3): Summary of Members' Absences for the Period December 7, 2015, to August 22, 2019 Tabled Document 552-18(3): 2018-2019 Annual Report of the Equal Pay Commissioner for the Northwest Territories
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Speaker

Pursuant to section 5 of the Indemnities, Allowances and Expense Regulations of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, I wish to table the Summary of Members' Absences for the Period December 7, 2015, to August 22, 2019; and, colleagues, pursuant to section 40.23(2) of the Public Service Act, I wish to table the 2018-2019 Annual Report of the Equal Pay Commissioner for the Northwest Territories. Item 15, notices of motion. Item 16, notices of motion for first reading of bills. Item 17, motions. Member for Yellowknife Centre.

Motion 41-18(3): Adoption of Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly, Carried
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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

WHEREAS this Assembly referred the Members' Conduct Guidelines to the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures for a comprehensive and public review, including a thorough examination of conduct guidelines from other organizations, both parliamentary and non-parliamentary, all relevant legislation, and the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, and that the standing committee report back to this Assembly during the fall sitting of 2016;

AND WHEREAS the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures provided an interim Report on the Review of Members' Conduct Guidelines to this Assembly on October 25, 2016;

AND WHEREAS the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures provided its final report, "You Are Standing For Your People: Report on the Review of the Members' Conduct Guidelines" to this Assembly on February 28, 2017;

AND WHEREAS the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures recommended that the Members' Conduct Guidelines serve as the basis for a new Members' Code of Conduct, including more specific and enforceable provisions, and that the new code be presented to the Assembly for consideration and adoption;

AND WHEREAS a Draft Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories was tabled in this House on March 11, 2019, and referred to the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures for review;

AND WHEREAS, on August 15, 2019, the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures presented its Report on the Review of Bill 56, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, No. 2, and the draft Code of Conduct, and recommended changes to the Code of Conduct;

AND WHEREAS a revised Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories was tabled in this House on August 21, 2019, and identified as Tabled Document 509-18(3);

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that this Legislative Assembly adopt the Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, identified as Tabled Document 509-18(3). Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 41-18(3): Adoption of Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly, Carried
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Speaker

Masi. The motion is in order. To the motion. Member for Kam Lake.

Motion 41-18(3): Adoption of Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly, Carried
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Kieron Testart Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to request a recorded vote.

Motion 41-18(3): Adoption of Code of Conduct for Members of the Legislative Assembly, Carried
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Speaker

Masi. The Member has requested a recorded vote. All those in favour, please stand.

Recorded Vote
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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Yellowknife Centre, 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 Hay River North, the Member for Mackenzie Delta, the Member for Sahtu, the Member for Yellowknife North, the Member for Kam Lake, the Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh, the Member for Nahendeh, the Member for Frame Lake.

Recorded Vote
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Speaker

Masi. All those opposed, please stand. All those abstaining, please stand. The results of the recorded vote: 18 in favour, zero opposed, zero abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Motions. Member for Frame Lake.

Motion 42-18(3): Repeal and Replace the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Carried
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. WHEREAS the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and all of its standing and special committees are conducted in accordance with the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories;

AND WHEREAS the current Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories were adopted on May 27, 2015;

AND WHEREAS the current Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories were considered by the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, and recommendations for amendments were then referred to the caucus of the 18th Legislative Assembly for further consideration and approval;

AND WHEREAS a copy of the revised and approved Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories was tabled in the House on August 21, 2019, and identified as Tabled Document 510-18(3);

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that this Legislative Assembly repeal the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories originally adopted on May 27, 2015, and adopt the newest version of the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, identified as Tabled Document 510-18(3);

AND FURTHER, that the new Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, upon adoption of this notice, come into effect August 23, 2019. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 42-18(3): Repeal and Replace the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Carried
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Speaker

Masi. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Motion 42-18(3): Repeal and Replace the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Carried
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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Motion 42-18(3): Repeal and Replace the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, Carried
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Speaker

Question has been called. All those in favour. All those opposed? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Masi. Motions. Member for Frame Lake.