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Question 556-19(2): Lack of Cell Service in Behchoko
Oral Questions

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Oral questions. Member for Hay River South.

Question 567-19(2): Northern Addictions Treatment Centres
Oral Questions

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Rocky Simpson Hay River South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This government spends a lot of money on sending people South for addiction treatment and, when they come back, we have resources to support them, but one thing that I've heard from some of the people is that they're looking for a place to go, whether it be for a day, an hour, a week, when they feel that they may relapse. I would to ask the Minister of health if her department is willing to take a look at maybe identifying a centre or addressing that somehow, so people don't have to leave the Northwest Territories when they feel like they're going to relapse, but where they have a place to go, a safe place to go and get some treatment. Thank you.

Question 567-19(2): Northern Addictions Treatment Centres
Oral Questions

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Hay River South. Minister of Health and Social Services.

Question 567-19(2): Northern Addictions Treatment Centres
Oral Questions

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. That's an interesting idea, and I understand the intent there, to sort of have what they are now calling a "circuit breaker" so that, if somebody has had a slip, rather than going back into a full 28-day treatment program, there would be a shorter and more immediate intervention. That is something that I would certainly be interested in talking to the Member about. Thank you.

Question 567-19(2): Northern Addictions Treatment Centres
Oral Questions

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Rocky Simpson Hay River South

I thank the Minister for considering that. What I would expect is that, you know, we don't look at it being in just one community. I don't expect we have to spend a lot of money on it, but we should have something in the south and something in the north, as well, just so that people have easy access. So I would just ask the Minister that she consider that, as well.

Question 567-19(2): Northern Addictions Treatment Centres
Oral Questions

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Julie Green Yellowknife Centre

We are currently looking at ways to strenghten after-care, as you know. We've just started with our survey of people who have used our services to find out how well it worked, what else could be done. This is something we will certainly put into the consideration. It is a serious commitment of our mandate, to improve after-care services, and this is a potentially promising way of doing that.

Question 567-19(2): Northern Addictions Treatment Centres
Oral Questions

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Minister. Oral questions. Item 9, written questions. Item 10, returns to written questions. Item 11, replies to Commissioner's address. Item 12, petitions. Item 13, reports of committees on the review of bills. Member for Nunakput.

Bill 3: An Act to Amend the Public Highways Act
Reports Of Committees On The Review Of Bills

February 12th, 2021

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Jackie Jacobson Nunakput

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Your committee would like to report that consideration of Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Public Highways Act, received second reading in the Legislative Assembly on March 13, 2020, and was referred to the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment for review. On February 10, 2021, standing committee held a public hearing with the Minister of Infrastructure on the bill and completed a clause-by-clause review of the bill. The committee reports that Bill 3, An Act to Amend the Public Highways Act, is ready for consideration in Committee of the Whole as amended and reprinted. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Bill 3: An Act to Amend the Public Highways Act
Reports Of Committees On The Review Of Bills

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Nunakput. reports of committees on the review of bills. Item 14, reports of standing and special committees. Item 15, tabling of documents. Member for Monfwi.

Tabled Document 312-19(2): Letter from Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief to Premier dated January 8, 2021 regarding GNWT Officials Travel for Non-Essential Purposes
Tabling Of Documents

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Jackson Lafferty Monfwi

Masi, Mr. Speaker. I would like to table a document today dated January 8, 2021, to the Honourable Premier Caroline Cochrane, regarding GNWT officials travel for non-essential purposes, from the Grand Chief of the Deh Cho First Nation. Masi, Mr. Speaker.

Tabled Document 312-19(2): Letter from Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief to Premier dated January 8, 2021 regarding GNWT Officials Travel for Non-Essential Purposes
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Monfwi. Tabling of documents.

Tabled Document 313-19(2): Office of the Languages Commissioner for the Northwest Territories Annual Report 2109-2020
Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Pursuant to section 23 of the Official Languages Act, I wish to table the "Office of the Language Commissioner for the Northwest Territories Annual Report 2019-2020."

Tabling of documents. Item 16, notices of motion. Item 17, motion. Member for Frame Lake.

Motion 28-19(2): Amendments to the Rules of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly, Carried
Motions

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. WHEREAS the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, in Committee Report 6-19(2), considered the question of remote sittings of the Legislative Assembly and made recommendations regarding changes to the Rules of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly;

AND WHEREAS, on November 5, 2020, the Committee of the Whole adopted all the recommendations contained in Committee Report 6-19(2);

AND WHEREAS the current Rules of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly were adopted on December 10, 2019;

AND WHEREAS a copy of an amended Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, which includes the rules for remote sittings, was tabled on February 10, 2021, and identified as Tabled Document 305-19(2);

NOW THEREFORE I MOVE, seconded by the honourable Member for Nahendeh, that this Legislative Assembly repeal the Rules of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly originally adopted on December 10, 2019, and adopt the newest version of the Rules of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, identified as Tabled Document 305-19(2);

AND FURTHER, that the new Rules of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly, upon adoption of this motion, come into effect immediately. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 28-19(2): Amendments to the Rules of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly, Carried
Motions

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Member for Frame Lake. The motion is in order. To the motion.

Motion 28-19(2): Amendments to the Rules of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly, Carried
Motions

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Some Hon. Members

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