This is page numbers 4497 - 4544 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 know.

Topics

Motion 58-19(2): A Strategy to Match Canada's Population Growth, Carried
Motions

Page 4529

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

Merci, Monsieur le President. I want to thank the mover and the seconder of the motion. I know the mover's obviously done quite a bit of work on this.

I do have a problem with the word "growth", quite frankly. You know, we do live on a finite planet and growth in some parts of the world, we just cannot sustain it any further without getting another planet somewhere. But I understand that the thrust of this is really about trying to maintain programs and services and sort of critical mass of folks in parts of the Northwest Territories, so I can support it.

We do have to start, I think, to pay a closer attention to the evidence, the data, that is produced by the bureau of stats on our behalf, the demographic change that's taking place here in the Northwest Territories, and all of this in the context of a climate emergency. You know, we have to start to think about climate refugees here, Mr. Speaker. People are going to want to move here because they have nowhere else to go on this planet. We have to start to think about that very carefully.

I also think that we have to plan for the sustainability of our small communities. We just can't leave it to chance that people are going to stay in small communities but if we want them to thrive and people to have a good quality of life, we have to plan for that. And I don't think we've brought it together in a way that is going to ensure that that happens. And that's what I think this motion is aimed at, and I'll support it. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

Motion 58-19(2): A Strategy to Match Canada's Population Growth, Carried
Motions

Page 4529

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

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

Motion 58-19(2): A Strategy to Match Canada's Population Growth, Carried
Motions

Page 4529

Some Hon. Members

Question.

Recorded Vote
Motions

June 3rd, 2022

Page 4529

The Speaker Frederick Blake Jr.

Question has been called.

Colleagues, pursuant to Rule 10.3(1), a recorded vote is required. The clerk shall call on each Member by riding name to cast their vote starting with the mover, those participating remotely and those participating in the Chamber in the order of their seats. When the clerk calls on you, please state whether you are for, against, or abstaining. Thank you.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Kam Lake.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Caitlin Cleveland Kam Lake

For.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Richard Edjericon Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh

For.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Frame Lake.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Kevin O'Reilly Frame Lake

For.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Yellowknife North.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Rylund Johnson Yellowknife North

For.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Monfwi.

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Recorded Vote
Motions

Page 4529

Clerk Of The House Mr. Tim Mercer

The Member for Great Slave.