Last in the Legislative Assembly September 1995, as MLA for Mackenzie Delta
Lost his last election, in 1995, with 28% of the vote.
Statements in the House
Bill 25: Education Act June 22nd, 1995
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Nunakput, that Bill 25, Education Act, be read for the third time.
Item 21: Third Reading Of Bills June 22nd, 1995
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'd like to seek unanimous consent to proceed with third reading of Bill 25.
Well, I didn't want to toot his horn too loudly so that he would want a raise or something.
There were also a lot of people in the public who paid a great deal of attention to this. Let's not forget that the boards have been working on this matter for almost five years now. I think they have done a lot of work. Nothing is perfect in this world, they say, but I think what you have to be proud of is that, as Members, you were able to complete, in your term, work that has been going on for four years. You've done it in about three years, and I think you should be proud of that.
And I thank my Cabinet colleagues for their support, and I know the staff also thank you. Thank you, very much.
We also have a musical presentation to make to you in the grand hall later.
No, actually, I did mention him too.
Thank you. If you could give me just a couple of minutes, I know this process has not always been one that has been exciting and my colleagues probably want to get out of here, but I just want to say a couple of things.
I recognize and appreciate the amount of work that has been done. My colleague indicated that we have done a lot of hard work over the past couple of weeks, but that was only concerning some of the issues. This matter has been dealt with since approximately 1998. Other Ministers have tried to get this issue resolved, and I want to give recognition to people like Gail Joyce, Janet Grinsted, Carol Whitehouse, people from Justice, the staff from Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Colbourne, Mr. Gerein, and I think I have to thank again the staff of the Assembly and, of course the Standing Committee on Legislation for the work they did.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move that the preamble to Bill 25 be amended by
(a)striking out "sections 15, 23 and 25" and by substituting "sections 15 and 23" in proposed paragraph 7; and
(b)striking out "section 35" and by substituting "sections 25 and 35" in proposed paragraph 8.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move that the preamble to Bill 25 be amended by adding "and" after "achievement" in proposed paragraph 4. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move that clause 117 of Bill 25 be amended by adding the following after proposed paragraph (1)(l);
(m) employ a superintendent;
As amended, agreed.
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