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Last in the Legislative Assembly September 2019, as MLA for Great Slave

Won his last election, in 2015, with 79% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Committee Motion 235-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclauses 113(1) and (2), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Chair. This motion is intended to make a minor administrative correction to make the transitional provisions come into force. What is part 3 of the act, which has to do with interest and minerals, comes into force rather than part 5, which concerns benefits for people in communities. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 235-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclauses 113(1) and (2), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Chair. I move that paragraph 113(1) and (2) of Bill 34 are each amended by striking out "Part 5" and substituting "Part 3." Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 232-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend paragraph 111(1)(a), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Chair. This just keeps the piece of legislation consistent with our previous motions. Thank you.

Committee Motion 232-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend paragraph 111(1)(a), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Chair. I move that paragraph 111(1)(a) of Bill 34 be amended by striking out "and" at the end of the English version of subparagraph (vi), and adding the following after paragraph (vi):

(vi.1) prescribing areas as settlement areas for the purposes of paragraph (e) of the definition "settlement area."

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 231-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 53, Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The intent of this motion is to make the language used in this section consistent with the amended language put forward in sections 52(1). Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 231-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend Clause 53, Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I move that clause 53 of Bill 34 be amended by striking out "production project" and substituting "undertaking authorized under the mineral lease." Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 230-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 52(2) by adding (1.2), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to request a recorded vote.

Committee Motion 230-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 52(2) by adding (1.2), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. The intent of this motion is to clarify that a benefit agreement does not have to be a separate agreement. It is also intended to make clear that, as long as an agreement contains provisions providing benefits, it may meet the requirement under Bill 34. Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 230-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Amend subclause 52(2) by adding (1.2), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to move a motion that Bill 34 be amended by adding the following immediately preceding subclause 52(2):

(1.2) For greater certainty, the holder of a mineral lease must satisfy the requirements in subsection (1) in respect of an Indigenous government or organization identified under that subsection by entering into any agreement with the Indigenous government or organization, provided that the agreement

(a) contains terms in respect of benefits that will be provided to the Indigenous government or organization and its members; and

(b) otherwise meets the requirements of this act and the regulations.

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

Committee Motion 229-18(3): Bill 34: Mineral Resources Act - Delete and Replace clause 52(1), Carried August 21st, 2019

Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to request a recorded vote.