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This session began on February 18th, 2016.

March

  • Vote Passed Bill 7 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member from Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 7: An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act be read for the third time, Mr. Speaker. I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 23 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 23: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2017-2018, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 23 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 23, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operation Expenditures), No. 1, 2017-2018, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriation for operation expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 23 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 23, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operation Expenditures), No. 1, 2017-2018, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 22 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 22: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2017-2018, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, again, I request a recorded vote. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 21 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 21: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2016-2017, be read for the third time. Again, Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 20 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 20, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2016-2017, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 13, Marriage Act, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 22 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha that Bill 22, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures) No. 1, 2017-18 be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for infrastructure expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 21 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha that Bill 21, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2017-2018 be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for operations expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 20 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 20, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2016-2017, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for infrastructure expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 22 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 22, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures) No. 1, 2017-2018, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 21 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 21, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2017-2018 be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 20 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2016-2017 be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 19 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 19 Appropriation Act, Operation Expenditures 2017-2018 be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 19 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 19, Appropriation Act (Operation Expenditures), 2017-2018, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill authorizes the Government of the Northwest Territories to make appropriations for operation expenditures for the 2017-18 fiscal year. It also sets out limits on amounts that may be borrowed by the commissioner on behalf of the government, includes information in respect of all existing borrowing and all projected borrowing for the fiscal year, and authorizes the making of disbursements to pay the principle of amounts borrowed. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 19 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 19, Appropriations Act (Operations Expenditures), 2017-2018, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

February

  • Vote Passed Bill 18 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lake, that Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Health and Social Services Professions Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Health and Social Services Professions Act. This bill imposes a requirement on registered members to comply with continuing competency recording requirements and authorizes inspection of those records; clarifies the nature of the registries maintained respectively by the registrar and the complaints officer, including the scope of public access to those registers and the protection of personal health information included within them; authorizes the Minister to approve various items such as education facilities, programs, and standards of practice; makes consequential amendments to a number of other statutes; and makes non‑substantive amendments. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 17 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Income Tax Act by facilitating the provision of additional support to low‑ and modest‑income families; incorporating provisions of the Income Tax Act of Canada in respect of withholding of tax refunds; clarifying the definition of consumer price index; applying federal penalty provisions in respect of false statements, omissions, or gross negligence in returns; eliminating the overseas employment tax credit; and retaining the education tax credit. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 18 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Health and Social Services Professions Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 17 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Education Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Education Act to change the age of access to kindergarten programs from five years of age to four years of age. The Act is also amended to reduce the minimum hours of instruction required for grades 1 through 12. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 15 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 15, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Tobacco Tax Act to permit the introduction of a territorial stamp that will facilitate the verification that a tax has been paid on tobacco sold in the Northwest Territories. The Act is further amended to require collection of the tax at the time tobacco is acquired by wholesale dealers for the purposes of resale. As a result of this change, retail dealers will no longer be required to be deputy collectors and collectors will no longer be paid commissions. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Education Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 15 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 15, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Tax Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Education Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

November

  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake that Bill 13, the Marriage Act, be read for the second time. This bill sets out the rules for governing marriages in the Northwest Territories. It sets out eligibility, the requirements and the process for getting married in both civil and religious ceremonies. It also creates prohibitions and offences. Lastly, it provides for administrative measures such as the appointment of registration of officials, authorizes the making of regulations and, consequently, amends the Vital Statistics Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South that Bill 14, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2017-2018 be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I request a recorded vote.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 14, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2017-2018 be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill authorizes the Government of the Northwest Territories to make appropriation for infrastructure expenditures for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 14, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2017-2018 be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 13, the Marriage Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 12 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 12, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2016-2017 be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and, Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Chair, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2016-2017, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

October

  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 12 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 12, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2016-2017, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for operations expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2016-2017, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriation for infrastructure expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 12 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 12, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2016-2017, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2016-2017, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South that Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Children's Law Act, be read for the third time. Thank you. Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Thank you. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South that Bill 6, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

June

  • Vote Passed Bill 10 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South that Bill 10: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditure), No. 1, 2016-2017 be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 10 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave that Bill 10: Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditure), Number One, 2016-2017 be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for infrastructure expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 10 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the Honourable Member for Hay River South that Bill 10: Supplemental Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2016-2017 be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 9 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South that Bill 9, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2016-2017, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 9 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 9, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2016-2017, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill authorizes the Government of the Northwest Territories to make appropriations for operations expenditures for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Mr. Speaker, I move seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South that Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Children's Law Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Children's Law Act to establish the recalculation service. Child support orders and child welfare agreements registered with the service will be recalculated annually based on updated income information. This bill also includes a number of non-substantive amendments. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 7 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, second by the honourable Member from Thebacha, that Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Revolving Funds Act to establish a revolving fund for the purpose of meeting the capital, operating and maintenance requirements for the Yellowknife Airport. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South that Bill 6, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016, be read for the second time. This bill corrects inconsistencies and errors in the Statutes of the Northwest Territories. This bill also deals with other matters of a minor non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Vital Statistics Act to remove the requirement that a name registered for the birth of a child be written in entirely Roman alphabet, permit a single name determined in accordance with the child's traditional culture to be registered on a child's birth, and permit a person to amend the designation of sex on a birth registration statement without undergoing gender reassignment surgery. The bill also includes consequential amendments to the Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act, the Adoption Act, and the Change of Name Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 9 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 9, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2016-17, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Children's Law Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 7 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member of Yellowknife South, that Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South that Bill 6, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Vital Statistics Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

March

  • Vote Passed Bill 4 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 4, Interim Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 2016-2017 be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 4 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 4, Interim Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 2016-2017 be read for the second time. This bill authorizes the Government of Northwest Territories to make interim appropriation for operation expenditures for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
  • Vote Passed Bill 4 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 4, Interim Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 2016-2017 be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, be read for third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

February

  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3 2015-2016, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 2 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2015-2016, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South that Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operation Expenditures), No. 3 2015-2016, be read for the second time. This bill makes supplementary appropriations for operations expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 2 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South that Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4 2015-2016, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for infrastructure expenditures for the Government of Northwest Territories for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act to establish a two-year freeze on any upward adjustment of the indemnities payable to Members under Parts 1 and 2 of Schedule C. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act, Operation Expenditures No. 3, 2015-2016 be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 2 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 2, Supplementary Appropriation Act, Infrastructure and Expenditures, No. 4, 2015-16, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act be read for the first time.