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Last in the Legislative Assembly December 1999, as MLA for Deh Cho

Lost his last election, in 1999, with 37% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Item 1: Prayer March 16th, 1999

Thank you, Mrs. Groenewegen. Good afternoon and welcome to the reconvening of the Seventh Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly. I hope that all of you have had enough time with your family, friends and constituents since we last gathered. For our Members from the east, I know that for some of you, the election in Nunavut has brought new political challenges and for others, it has opened the door to new opportunities outside of the political arena. I am sure that you will agree that it has been an honour serving this Legislature and I am going to miss all of your valuable participation in the future.

I note the presence in the gallery today of the Premier elect for Nunavut, Mr. Okalik, and welcome him to the Legislative Assembly where I am sure we will show him only our good side today. We are in the final stretch to the historic date of April 1, 1999 when the Northwest Territories will divide and two new jurisdictions in Canada will be created. There is still a lot of work to be done between now and then. With only 15 days left, there are still many significant issues to consider and legislative initiatives to deal with.

So, I remind Members that I intend to be strict with the rules of the House so that we are able to move with the business of the Assembly as efficiently as we can. I ask Members to continue to be aware of their commitment to serve the people of their constituencies, indeed the whole NWT, in their deliberations with mutual respect and good intentions.

Welcome to the reconvening of the Seventh Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Before we get on to the orders of the day, I wish to inform the House that I have received two letters dated March 11, 1999 which is in accordance with section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act from the Acting Interim Commissioner of Nunavut. I would like to read the following letters received.

Dear Speaker:

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less then a month away. As we continue our preparation for this historic event, this bill amends several statutes that will be duplicated for Nunavut.

As required by section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the passage of the bill entitled Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, 1999, during the Seventh Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours truly,

Joe Adla Kunuk

Acting Interim Commissioner of Nunavut.

The second letter, again signed by the Interim Commissioner.

Dear Mr. Speaker:

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less than one month away. As we continue our preparations for this historic event, this bill reflects the determination of all parties to ensure uninterrupted service to the people of Nunavut in the critical area of electrical power generation and delivery.

As required by section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the passage of the bill entitled Nunavut Power Utilities Statutes Amendment Act, during the Seventh Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours truly,

Joe Adla Kunuk

Acting Interim Commissioner of Nunavut

There is also a third letter that was written by the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories. I would like to advise the House that I have received the following message from Her Honour, the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I wish to advise that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, the passage of the Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 5, 1998-99, and the Interim Appropriation Act, 1999-2000, during the Seventh Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours truly,

Helen Maksagak

Commissioner

Orders of the day. Item 2, Ministers' statements. Mr. Antoine.

Item 1: Prayer December 9th, 1998

Thank you, Mr. Ootes. Good afternoon. Before we start today, I would like to inform the House that I have appointed a new Sergeant-at-Arms to serve the Legislative Assembly. I would like to introduce to the Assembly, Mr. Joseph Ouellette.

--Applause

Mr. Ouellette takes over his duties officially today. I am sure Members will join me in welcoming Mr. Ouellette to his work as Sergeant-at-Arms.

At this time, I would like to acknowledge our current Sergeant-at-Arms, Mr. Tony Whitford.

--Applause

Mr. Whitford will be giving up his duties later this month and on behalf of all Members, I would like to express the Assembly's appreciation for the excellent way you have carried out your responsibilities. Mr. Whitford should be congratulated for the work he has done to enhance the stature of the position of Sergeant-at-Arms, not only with the hosting of the 1998 Canadian Sergeant-at-Arms Conference, but his contacts overseas. On your behalf, thank you, Tony, for your work with the Pages and wish you Godspeed in whatever your future holds.

--Applause

I would also like to mention the contribution Mr. Barry Bran brought to the position of Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms and I will be announcing the appointment of a Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms early next year.

Orders of the day. Ministers' statements. Mr. Dent.

Item 1: Prayer December 8th, 1998

Thank you, Ms. Thompson. Good afternoon. Orders of the day. Item 2, Ministers' statements. Mr. Dent.

Item 1: Prayer December 7th, 1998

Thank you, Mr. Barnabas. Good afternoon. Before we proceed today, I wish to inform the House that I have received a letter dated December 7, 1998, which is in accordance with section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, from the Interim Commissioner of Nunavut. I would like to read the following letter received.

Dear Speaker:

Re: Nunavut Power Utilities Statutes Amendment Act

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less than four months away. As we continue our preparation for this historic event, it is necessary to amend certain statutes duplicated for Nunavut to render those statutes appropriate for Nunavut. This bill reflects the determination of all parties to ensure uninterrupted service for the people of Nunavut in the critical area of electrical power generation and delivery.

As required by Section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the passage of the bill entitled Nunavut Power Utilities Statutes Amendment Act, during the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours sincerely, Jack Anawak, Interim Commissioner.

--Applause

Order of the day. Item 2, Ministers' statements. Mr. Kakfwi.

Item 1: Prayer December 4th, 1998

Thank you, Mr. Ningark. Good Morning. Orders of the day. Item 2, Ministers' statements.

Item 1: Prayer December 3rd, 1998

Thank you, Mr. Enuaraq. Before we proceed with the orders of the day, I wish to inform the House that I have received three communications dated December 2, 1998, which are in accordance with section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act from the Interim Commissioner of Nunavut. I would like to read the following letters received.

Dear Mr. Speaker:

Re: Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, No. 2

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less than four months away. As we continue our preparation for this historic event, it is necessary to amend certain statutes duplicated for Nunavut to render those statutes appropriate for Nunavut. This bill amends several statutes that will be duplicated for Nunavut as they relate to a number of key professional associates. As required by section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the passage of the bill entitled Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, No. 2, during the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours sincerely, Jack Anawak, Interim Commissioner.

The second letter is addressed;

Dear Mr. Speaker:

Re: Nunavut Legal Registries Statutes Amendment Act

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less than four months away. As we continue our preparation for this historic event, it is necessary to amend certain statutes duplicated for Nunavut to render those statutes appropriate for Nunavut. This bill provides a mechanism for the registration of corporations, associations, partnerships and societies in Nunavut.

As required by section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the passage of the bill entitled, Nunavut Legal Registries Statutes Amendment Act, during the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours sincerely, Jack Anawak, Interim Commissioner of Nunavut.

The third letter is addressed;

Dear Mr. Speaker:

Re: Nunavut Workers' Compensation Statutes Amendment Act

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less than four months away. As we continue our preparation for this historic event, it is necessary to amend certain statutes duplicated for Nunavut to render those statutes appropriate for Nunavut. This bill reflects the wishes of all parties to maintain the essential support for all workers in Nunavut provided by the Workers' Compensation Board.

As required by section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the passage of the bill entitled, Nunavut Workers' Compensation Statutes Amendment Act, during the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours sincerely, Jack Anawak, Interim Commissioner of Nunavut.

Good afternoon. Orders of the day. Item 2, Ministers' statements. Mr. Arlooktoo.

Item 1: Prayer December 2nd, 1998

Before we start, I wish to inform the House that I have received the following message from Her Honour the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I wish to advise that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, the passage of Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 4, 1998/1999, during the sixth session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

This is signed by Helen Maksagak, Commissioner. Orders of the day. Item 2, Ministers' statements. Mr. Arlooktoo.

Item 1: Prayer November 13th, 1998

Thank you, Mr. Barnabas. Good morning. Orders of the day. Item 2, Ministers' statements. Mr. Todd.

Item 1: Prayer November 9th, 1998

Good afternoon. Thank you, Mr. Miltenberger. Before we proceed, I wish to inform the Legislative Assembly that I have received three communications dated November 5, 1998, which are in accordance with section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act from the Interim Commissioner of Nunavut.

I would like to read the following letters received:

Dear Speaker:

Re: Nunavut Judicial System Implementation Act

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less than five months away. As we continue our preparation for this historic event, we look forward to the establishment of a single-level trial court system for Nunavut. This is the first system of its kind in Canada, and we expect it to be more responsive to the needs of the people of Nunavut.

This bill, when adopted, will enact a new Justices of the Peace Act for Nunavut, make consequential amendments to other acts, and put in place a new Judicature Act for Nunavut. The latter deals with the composition, powers and officers of the Nunavut Court of Justice and Court of Appeal and establishes rules of law and procedural rules applicable to Nunavut.

As required by Section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the bill entitled Nunavut Judicial System Implementation Act, for enactment during the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours sincerely,

Jack Anawak

Interim Commissioner of Nunavut

The second letter;

Dear Speaker:

Re: Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less than five months away. As we continue our preparation for this historic event, the legislative authorities required for the new government to act in many areas must be put in place. The Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act contains amendments to a number of statutes that will be duplicated for Nunavut, in order to render them appropriate for Nunavut.

As required by Section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the bill entitled Nunavut Statutes Amendment Act, for enactment during the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours sincerely,

Jack Anawak

Interim Commissioner of Nunavut

My final letter is;

Dear Speaker:

Re: Nunavut Statutes Replacement Act

The formal creation of Nunavut is now less than five months away. As we continue our preparations for this historic event, we must consider the effects that the creation of the new territory will have on professional associations in the north. The Nunavut Statutes Replacement Act adjusts the laws that currently establish professional associations and provides for the regulation of the members of those associations.

As required by Section 76.05 of the Nunavut Act, it is with pleasure that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories the bill entitled Nunavut Statutes Replacement Act for enactment during the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours sincerely,

Jack Anawak

Interim Commissioner of Nunavut

Orders of the day. Item 2, Ministers' Statements. Mr. Kakfwi.

Item 1: Prayer November 4th, 1998

Thank you, Mr. Roland. Good afternoon. Welcome back to the continuation of the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly. If you are like me, you have no doubt been busy since we last met in the House. I hope you had enough time with your family, friends and constituents during the short break. I also expect you are ready for the busy time ahead of us as we work to wrap up the business of the 13th and last Assembly of the Northwest Territories. I feel I must remind Members that there is much to do in a very short time frame and we have a number of legislative initiatives that must be dealt with in that time. This may mean standing down some of the normal processes for review. I hope Members will remember my opening comments of the September sitting. When it comes to the operation of the House, I intend to be strict with the rules. When we were elected, we accepted the challenge to create a legacy for future generations of both territories that will be created on April 1, 1999. It is a challenge I know we will meet with mutual respect and cooperation.

Before we begin, I ask all Members and the public to join me in sending our prayers to the Member for Amittuq, Mark Evaloarjuk and his family. Mr. Evaloarjuk is in the hospital in Ottawa and I know you will join me in wishing him a speedy recovery. I hope he will be able to join us in the near future. Once again, welcome to the continuation of the Sixth Session of the 13th Assembly.

I also wish to advise the House that I have received the following messages from the Commissioner of the Northwest Territories.

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I wish to advise that I recommend to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, the passage of Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 3, 1998/99 during the Sixth Session of the 13th Legislative Assembly.

Yours truly, Helen Maksagak, Commissioner.

Orders of the day. Item 2, Ministers' statements. Mr. Arlooktoo.