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Committee Motion 93-19(2): Bill 20: An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act - Deletion and substitution in subclause 11(3), Defeated
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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Thanks. I'm not going to prolong this anymore, I just think that having the broad, vague language in here is not in keeping with trying to find a proper balance between the rights of workers and the rights of an employer. I think removing this line will help maintain a better balance. Thanks, Madam Chair. I request a recorded vote again. Thank you.

Committee Motion 93-19(2): Bill 20: An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act - Deletion and substitution in subclause 11(3), Defeated
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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. To the motion. Member for Great Slave.

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Katrina Nokleby Great Slave

Thank you, Madam Chair. I also had questions about this particularly, not so much around climatic conditions but around the economic situation in the scenario where somebody hasn't been doing their due diligence and had not been a proper businessperson and tried to use this. However, any further discussion with the clerk and the Minister and the pointing out of section A saying that it has to be beyond the control of the employer or because of an unforeseen event, but then, as well, that this is the discretion of the employment standard officer, who is someone that we have entrusted a lot of faith in already to make certain decisions when it comes to these sorts of things. What I'm saying is that I think of a scenario where, say, a road is wiped out by a climatic condition and workers can't get to the site, the site shuts down, nobody can work, and they are laid off. There won't be a state of emergency declared by any state or level of government at that time. It doesn't lead to destruction or major breakdown of equipment, so there are scenarios where I don't think the other subclauses do fit or would be able to accommodate for those types of situations, and as a result I will be voting against this motion. Thank you.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you. To the motion.

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Some Hon. Members

Question.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Question has been called. The Member has requested a recorded vote. All those in favour, please stand.

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Deputy Clerk Of The House Mr. Glen Rutland

The Member for Frame Lake.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

All those opposed, please stand.

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Deputy Clerk Of The House Mr. Glen Rutland

The Member for Deh Cho. The Member for Yellowknife North. The Member for Nahendeh. The Member for Sahtu. The Member for Inuvik Boot Lake. The Member for Hay River North. The Member for Great Slave. The Member for Kam Lake. The Member for Hay River South. Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh. The Member for Yellowknife South. The Member for Range Lake. The Member Yellowknife Centre.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

All those abstaining, please stand. Thank you. The results of the recorded vote: one in favour, 13 opposed, zero abstentions. The motion is defeated.

---Defeated

Clause 11, does committee agree?

---Clauses 11 through 12 inclusive approved

Committee, to the bill as a whole. Does committee agree that Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, is now ready for third reading?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you, committee. Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, is now ready for third reading. Does committee agree that this concludes our consideration of Bill 20, An Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.

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The Chair Lesa Semmler

Thank you, Minister and thank you to our witnesses. Sergeant-at-arms, please escort the witnesses from the Chamber. Committee, we need to consider Bill 20. We have a few clauses that we had left out, so does committee agree that we can finish with the remainder of clauses?

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Some Hon. Members

Agreed.