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Third Reading Of Bills

Frieda Martselos Thebacha

Against.

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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member has indicated she is opposed to the motion.

The Member for Frame Lake.

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Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

In favour.

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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member has indicated he is in favour of the motion.

The Member for Kam Lake.

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Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

In favour.

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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

Mr. Speaker, the Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes has indicated that she is in favour of the motion.

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

The results of the recorded vote: 16 in favour - oh sorry, correction, correction. As you can tell it has been a long day.

We have 11 in favour; six opposed; zero abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 51 has had third reading and is ready for assent.

Third reading of bills.

Mr. Clerk, will you ascertain if the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Margaret Thom is prepared to enter the Chamber and assent to bills. Thank you.

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The Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories Margaret M. Thom

Please be seated.

Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislative Assembly, it says good afternoon but good evening. Thank you. It is all great to see each and every one of you.

I am again deeply honoured to be in this special place with all of you. As Northern leaders, each of you have tremendous responsibilities and challenges on your shoulders; therefore, I extend to you a huge mahsi cho from the bottom of my heart for your hard work to better the lives of all Northerners.

With my deepest respect, I would like to acknowledge and honour the sacred land and traditional territory of Chief Drygeese. I am always, and will forever, be grateful for be welcomed as a visitor and allowing us to do our work and play on this great land. Mahsi cho.

We are still in a pandemic. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to continue to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and all Northerners, being mindful of our respective social bubbles and the choices we make.

We must continue to be prepared and take all safety precautions as we travel and play on this great land of ours. We have to be extremely proud and grateful for the work and difficult choices made for the last two years to be where we are now. Mahsi cho

After this long and cold winter, it is safe to say spring is in the air. I need to remind each and every one of you of the well-deserved, much-needed break to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, longer daylight hours, single-digit temperatures and the sunshine that will renew and give you new energy.

This break will allow you to breathe in the good fresh air, and to ground yourselves. I wish you all safe, enjoyable travels to your homes, your loved one, and your constituents.

Happy and blessed Easter season with your loved ones.

Now, as Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, I am pleased to assent to the following bills:

Bill 37: An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act;

Bill 38: Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2021;

Bill 39: An Act to Amend the Post-Secondary Education Act:

Bill 41: Justice Administration Statutes Amendment Act;

Bill 49: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2021-2022;

Bill 50: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2021- 2022;

Bill 51: Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 2022-2023.

Thank you. Quyanainni. Merci beaucoup. Mahsi cho. Koana.

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Well colleagues, this day didn't end like I thought it would.

On behalf of the House, I thank the Commissioner, the Honourable Margaret M. Thom, for being here today. It is always a pleasure to have her in the Chamber.

Colleagues, we have just had our first experience with the remote participation in this sitting of the Assembly. It was not perfect, but I believe it was very successful. I am very pleased that Members who otherwise would not been able to join us were able to fully participate in and contribute to this sitting. I thank all Members for your patience with the hybrid sitting.

I want to extend a special thank you to the staff who worked long hours to make this hybrid sitting possible, especially Mr. Vince McLeod and Mr. Chris Cartwright. Thank you, we couldn't have done it without you.

Colleagues, I also want to thank the interpreters who have joined us throughout the sitting. Our official languages are vital to the people of the territory and our cultures.

When we use our languages in the House, we honour them. We honour our cultures and all people of the territory. The interpreters make it possible for us to use our languages on a daily basis, and I thank them for their service and commitment to honouring our official languages.

Members, I also want to thank each of you. The last few days of this sitting have been challenging, but you have done a lot of important work in this House and should be proud of yourselves. I know that I am proud of you and I am proud of my role and the work you have done.

Also, a job well done to the Members and staff that took part in the MLA-media hockey game last night, and won 6 to 3. The last time we had the game, media won 6 to 1 and a good job once again.

Colleagues, you have concluded consideration of the operations budget, which I know included some difficult conversations and decisions. You have read several very important committee reports and considered legislation. This is in addition to the statements and questions that are a daily feature of our proceedings.

The debates and discussions in this House have been very interesting and sometimes they have been intense. That is good. It is a vital part of our work as legislators.

Consensus government does not mean that we always agree. We won't. Conflict and disagreement are unavoidable in our line of work. Consensus government does not mean that we will always get our way. That isn't possible. Consensus government means that all MLAs in this House have the opportunity to share their views, to influence policy and legislation, and to represent their constituents to the best of their ability. You have all done that and have maintained your professionalism throughout. Thank you.

This House will not sit again until May, but we will remain busy. Our days will be filled with the ongoing business of committees and government and serving our constituents.

Thank you, colleagues.

Mr. Clerk, orders of the day.

Orders Of The Day
Orders Of The Day

March 31st, 2022

Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

Orders of the day for Thursday, May 26th, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

  1. Prayer
  2. Ministers' Statements
  3. Members' Statements
  4. Returns to Oral Questions
  5. Recognition of Visitors in the Gallery
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Oral Questions
  • Oral Question 1067-19(2): Inuvik Mike Zubko Airport Expansion Project
  • Oral Question 1076-19(2): Knowledge of Joint Venture and Indigenous Government
  1. Written Questions
  2. Returns to Written Questions
  3. Replies to Commissioner's Address
  4. Petitions
  5. Reports of Committees on the Review of Bills
  6. Reports of Standing and Special Committees
  7. Tabling of Documents
  8. Notices of Motions
  9. Motions
  10. Notices of Motions for First Reading of Bills
  11. First Reading of Bills
  12. Second Reading of Bills
  13. Consideration in Committee of the Whole of Bills and Other Matters
  • Bill 23 - An Act to Amend the Public Utilities Act
  • Bill 29 - Resource Royalty Information Disclosure Statute Amendment Act
  1. Committee Report 27-19(2): Standing Committee on Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs Interim Report: What We Heard About the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Negotiating Agreements
  2. Report of Committee of the Whole
  3. Third Reading of Bills
  4. Orders of the Day

Orders Of The Day
Orders Of The Day

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. This House stands adjourned until Thursday, May 26th, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.

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The House adjourned at 7:30 p.m.