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Bill 55: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2022-2023, Carried
Third Reading Of Bills

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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Nahendeh.

Bill 55: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2022-2023, Carried
Third Reading Of Bills

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Shane Thompson Nahendeh

In favour.

Bill 55: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2022-2023, Carried
Third Reading Of Bills

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

The results of the recorded vote: 14 in favour, three opposed, zero abstentions. The motion is carried.

---Carried

Bill 55 has had third reading.

Third reading of bills.

Mr. Clerk, can you please determine whether the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, the Honourable Margaret M. Thom, is prepared to enter the Chamber to assent to bills.

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Assent To Bills
Assent To Bills

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The Commissioner Of The Northwest Territories Margaret M. Thom

Mahsi, please be seated.

Good afternoon, Mr. Speaker. And Members of the Legislative Assembly, good afternoon.

[Translation] Thank you, I am honoured to be here again and I am very grateful. I know you guys work hard, and I thank you. For all the Northerners, I say thank you to you and hope that you guys work this hard for them, and I say thank you. [Translation ends].

I am again honoured to be in this special place with all of you. It is great to see all of you and to thank you for your hard work to better the lives of all Northerners.

With deep respect, I acknowledge and am very honoured to be here on Chief Drygeese traditional territory, the traditional home to the Yellowknives Dene and the North Slave Metis. I would like to further extend my respect to all Indigenous, Metis, and Inuit people who make the Northwest Territories their home. Mahsi.

We thank them for allowing us to live, work, and celebrate on their sacred land and for welcoming us as visitors.

As we enjoy these warmer months, I would like to wish each and every one of you a safe, healthy, and happy summer as you take your break, well-deserved break, and enjoy quality time with your families. Please travel safely on the land, on our waters, in the air, and on our highways, as you continue working for the betterment of all Northerners.

Encourage and remind your families, friends, and people in your communities to be safe out on the land and to wear personal floatation devices when travelling by boat on our waterways.

As this session comes to a close, I wish the Members of this House good health and happiness as you enjoy the summer and continue the work in your constituencies.

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

  • Bill 40, An Act to Amend the Medical Profession Act;
  • Bill 46, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act;
  • Bill 47, an Act to Amend the Employment Standards Act, No. 2;
  • Bill 54, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2022-2023;
  • Bill 55, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2022-2023.

Masi cho. Thank you. Quyananni. Merci beaucoup. Koana.

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Assent To Bills
Assent To Bills

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Please be seated. Colleagues, before I adjourn, I know you all don't want to go leave us today here, but. Before I adjourn our sitting until October 13th, 2022, I would like to thank you for your productive sitting.

During this sitting, Members have passed five pieces of legislation, seven motions, and reviewed three committee reports. It was a short but business-filled sitting.

Please join me in thanking our interpreters for the important work they do making our proceedings available in our official languages.

---Applause

Colleagues, also join me in thanking the pages. It was a pleasure having them back in the Chamber. Hopefully some of them will be back one day as MLAs. Mahsi.

---Applause

Members, you have raised and discussed many different and important issues this session. It is fitting that you discuss issues related to systemic racism facing Indigenous people and violence against Indigenous women.

It was three years ago today that the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls presented their final report and the Calls to Justice. It is important that Members continue to raise awareness of these important issues.

June is National Indigenous History Month. We must remember and celebrate that in 1975, the Northwest Territories Council, as it was known then, was the first Legislative Assembly in Canada to have a majority of Indigenous Members, a tradition we have maintained along with our sister territory Nunavut.

The unique system of government we both share is not perfect but it reflects the Indigenous values of cooperation, respectful debate, and working together.

Many celebrations and assemblies lie ahead of us this summer. It will be the first time in two years where we can gather in large groups to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, as well as our different assemblies.

Members, enjoy this opportunity to get out and celebrate with your constituents. Our summer is short but our days are long. I encourage you and all residents to enjoy the days ahead with family and friends, get out on the land, lakes, rivers, and oceans, that surround us. But please be safe and encourage your constituents to do the same.

While we look ahead to good times, we cannot forget those residents across the Northwest Territories who have been affected by flooding this spring. This will be a season of repairing and rebuilding. I know you will all continue to support these residents.

Thank you, Members. Mr. Clerk, orders of the day.

Orders Of The Day
Orders Of The Day

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Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

Orders of the day for Thursday, October 13th, 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
  8. Written Questions
  9. Returns to Written Questions
  10. Replies to Commissioner's Address
  11. Petitions
  12. Reports of Committees on the Review of Bills
  13. Reports of Standing and Special Committees
  14. Tabling of Documents
  15. Notices of Motions
  16. Motions
  17. Notices of Motion for First Reading of Bills
  18. First Reading of Bills
  19. Second Reading of Bills
  20. 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. Report of Committee of the Whole
  2. Third Reading of Bills
  3. Orders of the Day

Orders Of The Day
Orders Of The Day

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The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Thank you, Mr. Clerk. This House stands adjourned until Thursday, October 13th, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.

---ADJOURNMENT

The House adjourned at 2:45 p.m.