This is page numbers 1523 - 1562 of the Hansard for the 19th Assembly, 2nd Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was housing.

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Tabled Document 216-19(2): 2020 Northwest Territories Environmental Audit Technical Report
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Tabling of documents. Item 15, Notices of motion. Item 16, Motions. Member for Kam Lake.

Motion 19-19(2): Appointment of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Carried
Motions

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Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. WHEREAS Section 61 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act permits the appointment of an Information and Privacy Commissioner by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories after the approval of the appointment by the resolution of the Legislative Assembly;

AND WHEREAS the Legislative Assembly considers the appointment of an Information and Privacy Commissioner essential to exercise the powers and perform the duties under the Act;

AND WHEREAS the term of the Information and Privacy Commissioner is expiring;

AND WHEREAS the Legislative Assembly is of the opinion that the appointment of an Information and Privacy Commissioner should now be made to effective on November 23, 2020;

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the Honourable Member for Sahtu, that pursuant to Section 61 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, that Mr. Andrew Fox be appointed for a term of five years as Information and Privacy Commissioner;

AND FURTHER, that the appointment be effective November 23, 2020.

Motion 19-19(2): Appointment of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

The motion is in order. To the motion.

Motion 19-19(2): Appointment of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Carried
Motions

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Motion 19-19(2): Appointment of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

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

---Carried

Thank you. Motions. Member for Kam Lake.

Motion 20-19(2): Appointment of the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission, Carried
Motions

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Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. WHEREAS Section 23(1) of the Human Rights Act provides the Commissioner on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly shall appoint an Executive Director of Human Rights to carry out the responsibilities set out in the Act,

AND WHEREAS the Board of Management is tasked with recommending an individual to the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Assembly is prepared to make a recommendation to the Commissioner;

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the Honourable Member for Sahtu, that the Legislative Assembly recommends the appointment of Ms. Nicole MacNeil of Yellowknife as Executive Director of Human Rights during good behaviour for a term of four years as recommended by the Board of Management.

AND FURTHER that the Speaker be authorized to communicate the effective date of appointment to the Commissioner. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 20-19(2): Appointment of the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Kam Lake. Motion is in order. To the motion.

Motion 20-19(2): Appointment of the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission, Carried
Motions

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Motion 20-19(2): Appointment of the Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

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

---Carried

Motions. Item 17, notices of motion for the first reading bills. Minister of Education, Culture and Employment.

Bill 20: An Act to Amend the Employee Standards Act
Notices Of Motion For The First Reading Of Bills

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R.J. Simpson Hay River North

Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, I will move that Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Employee Standards Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 20: An Act to Amend the Employee Standards Act
Notices Of Motion For The First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Notices of motion for the first reading of bills. Item 18, first reading of bills. Minister of Finance.

Bill 16: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act
First Reading Of Bills

October 30th, 2020

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Caroline Wawzonek Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River North, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 16: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act
First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Motion is in order. To the motion.

Bill 16: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act
First Reading Of Bills

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

Bill 16: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act
First Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

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

---Carried

Bill 16 has had its first reading. First reading of bills. Item 19, second reading of bills. Minister of Justice.