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This session began on October 17th, 2017.

March

  • Vote Passed Bill 43 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 43, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Income Tax Act to make changes to non-refundable tax claimed by multi-jurisdictional individual tax filers, including changes that restrict the Northwest Territories' pension credit to the Northwest Territories' residents, and changes that allow co-pension and dividend credits to be claimed by Northwest Territories residents with business income earned outside the territories. This bill also amends the Income Tax Act to provide a cost of living offset as a mechanism for recurring carbon tax revenue to Northwest Territories' residents. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 42 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products Tax Act, be read for the second time. The bill amends the Petroleum Products Tax Act to impose a carbon tax on petroleum products and natural gas. It makes the amendments necessary for collection and administration of this new tax to be handled in the same manner as the current fuel tax. Purchasers are required to pay the tax, and vendors and collectors are required to remit the tax to the Government of the Northwest Territories. The bill allows the Minister to provide in regulation for rebates and grants and increases the maximum fines and penalties which may be imposed either as administrative penalties or on summary conviction. Finally, the bill adds provisions for the appeal of an assessment of tax, interest or administrative penalties under the act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 45 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 45, Corrections Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 44 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 44, Forest Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 43 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 43, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 42 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 42, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Products Tax Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

February

  • Vote Passed Bill 41 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 41, Tobacco and Vapor Products Control Act, be read for the second time. This bill repeals the Tobacco Control Act and replaces it with a new act. This bill creates prohibitions and offences, including in respect of the sale, supply and display of tobacco products, vapour products, accessories or prescribed substances or products; imposes requirements in respect of the display of signs respecting the legal age to purchase such products, accessories or substances; imposes an automatic prohibition in respect of the sale or storage of such products, accessories or substances in a place in which at least two sales offences have been committed within a five-year period, and imposes requirements in respect of the display of signs respecting the automatic prohibition in the place; provides for the enforcement of the bill and any regulations made under it; authorizes the making of regulations; and consequentially amends the Tobacco Tax Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 40 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes that Bill 40, Smoking Control and Reduction Act, be read for the second time. This bill repeals the Cannabis Smoking Control Act and replaces it with a new act. It also replaces provisions of the Tobacco Control Act. This bill creates prohibitions and offences, including in respect of smoking in a public place and in a motor vehicle while another person who is a minor is present in the motor vehicle; imposes requirements in respect of the display of signs, including signs respecting the health risks associated with smoking; provides for the enforcement of the bill and any regulations made under it; authorizes the making of regulations; and consequentially amends the Cannabis Products Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 41 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 41, Tobacco and Vapor Products Control Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 40 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 40, Smoking Control and Reduction Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 32 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 32, Naturopathic Profession Statutes Amendment Act, be read for the third time, and Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 39 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 39, the Environmental Rights Act, be read for the second time. This bill takes steps to modernize and broaden the existing Environmental Rights Act. It updates language use in the current act to make it consistent with more recent legislation. It broadens existing rights under the act to request an investigation, prosecute an offence, and bring an action. The bill provides correspondingly broader protections for employees who engage in those and other processes. With respect to the right to request an investigation, the bill provides clear timelines and responsibility around the Minister's obligations to report. The bill requires the executive council to prepare a statement of environmental values and requires department and select public bodies to consider that statement in their decision making. It mandates the tabling of a state of the environmental report for the Northwest Territories, sets timelines around the report, and provides for public comment on that report. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 38 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 38, the Protected Areas Act, be read for the second time. This bill sets out the processes for establishing a protected area in the Northwest Territories. It sets out how to nominate a candidate area to be considered for protected area status. It also provides a mechanism for entering into established agreements with Indigenous governments or organizations for the management of a protected area. The bill sets out detailed regulation-making authorities so that each protected area may be regulated in a manner that reflects the particular characteristics of that area. The bill also sets out prohibited as well as accepted activities within a protected area. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 39 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 39, Environmental Rights Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 38 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 38, Protected Areas Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 37 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 37, An Act to Amend the Oil and Gas Operations Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Oil and Gas Operations Act to: clarify the authority of the Minister and the regulator to delegate to a person the powers, duties, and functions assigned to them;expand the authority of the regulator to issue guidelines and interpretation notes;allows the regulator to conduct public hearings and specify the powers that the regulator may exercise in the conduct of the hearings;require the Minister to table an annual report on the activities of the regulator;require the disclosure of greater amounts of information and clarify the obligations of the Minister and the regulator with respect to the confidentiality of information received by either of them; andclarify the requirements surrounding proof of financial responsibilities for holders of authorizations.Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 36 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 36, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Resources Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Petroleum Resources Act to: clarify the authority of the Minister to delegate to a person the powers, duties, and functions assigned to the Minister; require the publication of additional notices respecting activities under the act; require that specified licences be made publicly available; amend the criteria for an interest-holder to be eligible for Significant Discovery Licence and restrict the term of the Significant Discovery Licence; add consideration of Indigenous traditional knowledge and input from Indigenous organizations when appointing board members; increase public representation on Environmental Studies Management Board; clarify the requirements respecting conflicts of interest and remuneration of board members; require the disclosure of greater amounts of information with respect to activities in Environmental Studies Research Fund; require the disclosure of greater amounts of information and clarify the obligations of the Minister and regulator with respect to the confidentiality of information received by either of them; and correct inconsistencies and errors identified in the act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 37 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 37, An Act to Amend the Oil and Gas Operations Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 36 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 36, An Act to Amend the Petroleum Resource Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 35 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 35, Supply Chain Management Professional Designation Act, be read for the second time. This bill prohibits a person from using certain designations and abbreviations until the person is a designated professional in the field of supply chain management. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 35 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 35, Supply Chain Management Professional Designation Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 34 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 34, Mineral Resources Act, be read for the second time. This bill sets out a framework for mineral prospecting, exploration, development, and production in the Northwest Territories. It governs the issuance of interests in minerals and related instruments. Also, it ensures the collection of geoscience information and provides tools for facilitating the progress of exploration and mining. This bill requires engagement with Indigenous governments and organizations as part of certain processes, including in establishing restricted areas where issuance of mineral interests is prohibited and in establishing zones where exploration is encouraged. The bill enables the establishment of requirements relating to benefits for the people in the Northwest Territories. It also requires benefit agreements for Indigenous governments and organizations for production projects that have attained a prescribed threshold size. This bill addresses royalty valuation and collection based on the output of a mine. This bill also enables inspectors to enforce compliance with the requirements of the act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 34 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 34, Mineral Resources Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

November

  • Vote Passed Bill 20 I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Ombud Act, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I requested a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 32 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 32, Naturopathic Profession Statutes Amendment Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends various statutes administered by the Department of Health and Social Services to allow for the passage of regulations regulating the naturopathic doctors' profession in the Northwest Territories. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 31 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 31, Northwest Territories 911 Act, be read for the second time. The bill directs the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs to establish the NWT 911 service, a service for receiving and transferring emergency calls within the NWT. The bill binds the Government of the Northwest Territories and mandates the participation of telecommunications carriers, local authorities, and emergency service providers in the NWT 911 service. The bill establishes a 911 cost-recovery fee and requires every local subscriber to a telephone service to pay the fee. Telecommunications carriers are required to comply with any prescribed registration and reporting requirements and to bill subscribers, collect the fee, and remit the fee to the Government of the Northwest Territories. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

October

  • Vote Passed Bill 18 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake that Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Cities, Towns and Villages Act be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 30 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Human Rights Act to: consolidate the office of the Human Rights Commission and the office of the Director of Human Rights into a single agency, the Human Rights Commission; clarify the public interest mandate of the commission; provide that restorative principles are to be applied to human rights protections and processes in the Northwest Territories; provide for the carriage of complaints by the commission, in recognition of its public interest mandate; add gender expression as a prohibited ground of discrimination; and adjust terminology in the French version relating to gender identity.Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 32 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 32, Naturopathic Profession Statutes Amendment Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 31 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 31, Northwest Territories 911 Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 33 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 33: Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2019-2020, be read for the third time; and, Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 24 Merci, Monsieur le President. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act, be read for a third time. Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 33 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 33, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2019-2020, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill authorizes the Government of the Northwest Territories to make appropriations for infrastructure investments for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 29 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act to: provide for the application of the act to municipalities that are designated in regulations;clarify the types of records that are exempted from disclosure because the records would reveal confidences of the Executive Council or the Financial Management Board and provide for a similar exemption for records of municipalities; allow for a compelling public interest to override particular statutory grounds for exemption from disclosure;clarify timelines throughout the act so they are calculated using business days;set out a process for the Information and Privacy Commissioner to consider requests from heads of public bodies to extend time limits for responding to requests for access; address documents relating to human resources matters, including employee evaluation documents and workplace investigation documents; clarify exemptions relating to business interests;permit disclosure of information for delivery of a common or integrated program or service;update the general powers of the Information and Privacy Commissioner;provide for a review of the act every seven years; andmake other adjustments to the act to improve the language and enhance clarity. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 33 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 33, Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), 2019-2020, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 30 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 30, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 26 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 26, Statistics Act, be read for the second time. This bill establishes a framework to allow the Northwest Territories Bureau of Statistics to collect, analyze, disseminate, and share information. The information is to be used for making informed decisions. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 25 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Workers' Compensation Act to: clarify the usage of the terms "impairment" and "disability";add detail respecting who is considered an employer within the scope of the act;remove the requirement for a primary healthcare provider;clarify the compensation paid to a dependent child of a deceased worker;add unemployment benefits as a category of remuneration;authorize information sharing and disclosure for the purpose of improving administration of the act;enable an inspector to inspect healthcare providers' records to verify services received; and correct inconsistencies and errors identified in the act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 29 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 29, An Act to Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 24 Merci, Monsieur le President. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this Bill amends the Elections and Plebiscites Act to implement the recommendations of the October 17, 2017 report of the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures on the review of the chief electoral officer's report on the administration of the 2015 territorial general election, supplementary recommendations, and the white paper on the independence and accountability of election administration in the Northwest Territories. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 26 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 26, Statistics Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 25 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 25, An Act to Amend the Workers' Compensation Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 28 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 28, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2018-2019, be read for the third time, and Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 27 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 27, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2018-2019, be read for the third time, and Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 28 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 28, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2018-2019, 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 2018-2019 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 27 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 27, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2018-2019, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for infrastructure expenditures for the Government of Northwest Territories for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 28 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 28, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2018-2019, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 27 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 27, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 3, 2018-2019, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 24 Merci, Monsieur le President. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 24, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act, be read for the first time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 7 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 7, Chartered Professional Accountants Act, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 8, Emergency Management Act, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I do request a recorded vote. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 17 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act, be read for the third time, and, Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Social Assistance Act, be read for the third time, and, Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 15 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 15, Document Formalization, Service and Notice Reform Statute Law Amendment Act, be read for the third time, and, Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 14, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, be read for the third time, and, Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Securities Act, be read for the third time, and, Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

June

  • Vote Passed Bill 21 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation Act, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I 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 Hay River South, that Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I would request a recorded vote.
  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 6, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 20 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the Honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Ombudsperson Act, be read for the second time. This bill provides for the appointment of an Ombudsperson as an officer of the Legislature. This bill establishes the mandate of the Ombudsperson, which will be to investigate complaints about the administrative fairness of government practices to promote fair, reasonable, and equitable government administration. Some of the key matters addressed by this Bill include the following: requiring that the Commissioner, on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly, appoint an Ombudsperson; conferring powers and duties on the Ombudsperson for the purpose of fulfilling the Ombudsperson's mandate; setting out how complaints can be made by a person to the Ombudsperson;setting out how investigations are to be conducted by the Ombudsperson. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

May

  • 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 (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2018-2019, be read for the third time, and 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 Hay River South, that Bill 22, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2018-2019, be read for the third time, and Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. Thank you.
  • 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 (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2018-2019, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for operation expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 22 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 22, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructures Expenditures), No. 2, 2018-2019, 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 2018-2019 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 21 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation Act to allow the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation to use money received by the corporation in interest in a financial year for the purpose of carrying on business of the corporation in the following fiscal year if certain conditions are met, and correct an outdated reference to federal legislation in the definition of "business enterprise." Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 23 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 23, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 2, 2018-2019, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 22 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 22, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2018-2019, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 21 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 20 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 20, Ombudsperson Act, 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 Great Slave, that Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Revolving Funds Act to increase the authorized limit of the Liquor Revolving Fund. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Summary Conviction Procedures Act, as amended, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would like to request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Summary Conviction Procedures Act, be read for the third time, and Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 18 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Cities, Towns and Villages Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Cities, Towns and Villages Act to authorize councils: to impose a tax on tourist accommodations; and to pass bylaws allowing property owners to finance, through local improvement charges, local improvements that are substantively energy efficiency works or renewable energy works. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 17 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act, be read for the second time. The bill amends the Student Financial Assistance Act to extend the term of appeal board members from two years to up to four years and to amend the qualifications for the post-secondary student representative on the appeal board to include individuals who have been a post-secondary student within the five years preceding the appointment. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Social Assistance Act, be read for the second time. The bill amends the Social Assistance Act to extend the term of appeal board members from two years to up to four years and to extend the list of public bodies with which information shared under the act may be shared to include Indigenous governments. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 15 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 15, Document Formalization, Service and Notice Reform Statute Law Amendment Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends 34 statutes of the Northwest Territories to improve access to justice for residents of the Northwest Territories by: providing practical and straightforward options for the service of documents, including alternatives to the use of mail;updating and simplifying the processes to give notice to individuals and the public at large;eliminating unnecessary formalities, such as requiring documents to be supported by affidavits or otherwise witnessed; andincreasing effectiveness, reducing delay and inconvenience, and lowering costs for the government and the public. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 14, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, be read for the second time. This bill corrects inconsistencies and errors in the statutes of the Northwest Territories. The bill also deals with other matters of a minor, non-controversial, and uncomplicated nature in the statutes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Securities Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Securities Act to: allow for automatic reciprocation in the Northwest Territories of orders of extra-territorial securities regulatory authorities designating an issuer to be or cease to be a reporting issuer; allow for automatic reciprocation in the Northwest Territories of a variety of other prescribed orders issued by, or agreements entered into with, extra-territorial securities regulatory authorities without the necessity of drafting and issuing a further order in the Northwest Territories; alter the requirements for disclosure documents to be provided to purchasers of exchange-traded funds to allow issuers to provide more accessible format to purchasers in lieu of a full prospectus;temporarily suspend the limitation period for plaintiffs in secondary market civil liability actions where the application to the court for leave to file an action has been made; andcorrect inconsistencies and errors identified in the statute. 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, An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 18 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 18, An Act to Amend the Cities, Towns and Villages Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 17 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 17, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Social Assistance Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 14, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I apologize for the order.
  • Vote Passed Bill 15 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 15, Document Formalization, Service and Notice Reform Statute Law Amendment Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Securities Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

March

  • Vote Passed Bill 12 Mr. Speaker, thank you. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 12, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 12 Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 12, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operation Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for operation expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 8, Emergency Management Act, be read for the second time. This bill repeals and replaces a former act and reflects a new emergency management structure consistent with current operational Territorial realities. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 12 Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 12, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operation Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 10 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 10, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operation Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for operation expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2017-2018 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, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018, 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 2017-2018 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Thank you Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Great Slave, that Bill 11, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operation Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018, be read for the first time. 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, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 4, 2017-2018, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 8, Emergency Management Act, 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), 2018-2019, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request a recorded vote. 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 (Operation Expenditures), 2018-2019, 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 2018-2019 fiscal year. It also sets out limits on amount 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 principal of amounts borrowed. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 7 Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for allowing me to do a second reading of bills. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 7, Chartered Professional Accountants Act, be read for the second time. This bill, like the parallel statute to be introduced in Nunavut, establishes the Organization of Chartered Professional Accountants, which will be responsible for regulating the profession of accounting in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. This bill merges the existing professions of certified general accountant, certified management accountant, and chartered accountant into a single profession and repeals the statutes governing those formerly separate professions. Some of the key provisions of this bill concern the following matters: • setting out the powers of the organization to manage its affairs, including the powers to hold property, borrow money, make bylaws and elect its governing board; • setting out rules respecting the practice of the profession, and reserving the chartered professional accountant designation to members of the organization; • setting out rules respecting the membership and licensing of members of the organization; • setting out the powers of the organization to establish requirements for members, including ethical and professional standards of conduct and continuing competency requirements; • setting out rules respecting the making and investigation of complaints against members and the conduct of discipline proceedings, including appeals; • providing that the organization may exercise powers and functions for the regulation of the profession in Nunavut; and • providing for transitional measures, including preserving registrations effected and proceedings taken under the former governing statutes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 9 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 9: Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), 2018-2019 be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 7 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 7, Chartered Professional Accountants Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 1, Western Canada Lottery Act, be read for the third time, and Mr. Speaker, I request a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 6, Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Implementation Act, be read for the second time. This bill enacts two new statutes relating to the legalization and regulation of cannabis, the Cannabis Products Act, and the Cannabis Smoking Control Act. The bill also amends the Motor Vehicles Act to provide for prohibitions and enforcement measures related to persons who operate motor vehicles while their ability to do so is impaired by alcohol or drugs or by a combination of both, and to ensure consistency with the proposed amendments, to the Criminal Code included in the Federal Bill, C-46, an Act to Amend the Criminal Code for Offenses Relating to Conveyances. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

February

  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 6, Cannabis Legalization and Regulations Implementation Act be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Summary Conviction Procedures Act, be read for the second time. This bill amends the Summary Conviction Procedures Act to provide that the act does not apply to the contravention of a municipal parking bylaw for which an administrative monetary penalty has been established. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 5, An Act to Amend the Summary Conviction Procedures Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

October

  • Vote Passed Bill 4 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 4, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019 be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request for a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018 be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request for a recorded vote. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 4 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 4, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019, 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 2018-2019 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriation for operations expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 1, Western Canada Lottery Act, be read for the second time. This bill establishes the Northwest Territories Lottery Commission. It also establishes the Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation Fund, a special purpose fund that will receive proceeds from the operation of lotteries by the Western Canada Lottery Corporation. The commission is responsible for the conduct, management, and operation of lotteries. The Minister will administer the fund and distribute proceeds for limited purposes, including the promotion and delivery of physical activity, sport, and recreation programs. 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, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2018-2019, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Hay River South, that Bill 3, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 3, 2017-2018, be read for the first time. 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. 3, 2017-2018, be read for the third time. Mr. Speaker, I would request for a recorded vote.
  • 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. 3, 2017-2018, 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 2017-2018 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. 3, 2017-2018, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 1, Western Canada Lottery Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.