This is page numbers 2907 - 2950 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 assembly.

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Steve Norn Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Yeah, mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker. So just for clarification, what exactly do you want me to retract, like what wording do you want me to retract? Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you. With mention to the report and the perceived outcome.

Member, I have already ruled that you cannot reference the sole adjudicator's report at this time. If you continue to do so, I will have no choice but to un-name you Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh on the point of privilege. Thank you.

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Steve Norn Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker. So am I okay to proceed?

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November 22nd, 2021

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Steve Norn Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker.

And going back to, you know, the point of privilege and the words that were said, like I said, I'll say it again, they were taken out of context, and I apologize. Like everybody else here, I think we spent enough time on this that we just want to move on and continue on with our business. But what I've experienced because of all this is if there's any price that had to paid, I think I paid twice over. And that's all I have to say, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh. To the point of privilege, Member for Inuvik Boot Lake.

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Diane Archie

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I echo some of the comments that were made by Premier and MLA for Thebacha. As a female Member of this Assembly, I felt unsafe given by the comments made by Member from Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh, especially as an MLA living far away from home and from my support system.

Intimidation of Members of this Assembly and our staff is not acceptable at any level. We cannot condone or dismiss the action of the Member. To do so, is to devalue the work and the commitment of MLAs and the staff that work so hard to support us. I'm not in opinion that threats were made impacted the ability of myself, my fellow MLAs, and our staff to do our jobs in a safe manner. There is a case for a point of privilege, and I urge you to take to the appropriate action. And finally, thank you, to the Member for Thebacha for bringing up the point of privilege forward at this earliest convenience. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Inuvik Boot Lake. Are there any others who wish to speak to the point of privilege? I see none.

Thank you, Members. I will take this matter under advisement and provide my ruling at a later date. Members, before we continue with orders of the day, we'll take a short recess. Thank you.

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Steve Norn Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker.

Since we have moved on to the orders of the day, I'd like to call a point of privilege, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you. The Member's calling a point of privilege. Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh.

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Steve Norn Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker.

I'd like to call a point of privilege on the Member for Frame Lake. When he was speaking, he did mention my lawyer, Mr. Steven Copper, as we met an agreement earlier that we would wouldn't speak about third parties at all because they're not here to defend themselves. Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you. Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh, it seems to me that you are raising a point of order, not a point of privilege with respect to the Member making reference to a person who is not a Member of this House. I believe this rule is 24(h): The Member shall not make allegations against another Member, a House officer, a witness, or a Member of the public.

Please proceed, Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh.

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Steve Norn Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Sorry, it's difficult to hear you. So from what I'm understanding, this is not a point of order, then.

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The Speaker (Hon. Frederick Blake Jr) Frederick Blake Jr.

It's not a point of privilege; it's a point of order. So to the point of order.

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Steve Norn Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

Okay, thank you, Mr. Speaker. Okay, yeah, point of order, my apologies.

Just going back to what I was saying, the Member for Frame Lake mentioned my lawyer, and he can't be here to defend himself. So I'd ask that he retract what he said about that.

Mahsi cho.