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This session began on October 22nd, 2008 and ended on June 4th, 2009.

June

  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Commissioner’s Land Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 6, Species at Risk (NWT) Act, be read for the third time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 19 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 19, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2009-2010, be read for the third time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 18 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 18, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2009-2010, be read for the third time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 17 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that Bill 17, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 4, 2008-2009, be read for the third time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 19 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 19, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2009-2010, 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 2009-2010 fiscal year. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 18 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 18, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2009-2010, 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 2009-2010 fiscal year. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 17 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that Bill 17, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 4, 2008-2009, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 19 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 19, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 2, 2009-2010, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 18 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 18, Supplementary Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures), No. 1, 2009-2010, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 17 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that Bill 17, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 4, 2008-2009, be read for the first time. Thank you.

May

  • Vote Passed Bill 15 : Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 15, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009, be read for the third time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 12 : Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Boot Lake, that Bill 12, Securities Transfer Act, be read for the third time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 2 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 2, Settlement of International Investment Disputes Act, be read for the third time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.

March

  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 16, Supplementary Appropriation (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2009-2010, be read for the third time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 16, Supplementary Appropriation (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2009-2010, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill makes supplementary appropriations for infrastructure expenditures for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 16 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 16, Supplementary Appropriation (Infrastructure Expenditures), No. 1, 2009-2010, be read for the first time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 9 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 9, Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Protection Act, be read for the third time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 HON. JACKSON LAFFERTY: Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 5, Professional Corporations Act, be read for the third time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 15 HON. JACKSON LAFFERTY: Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 15, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill corrects inconsistencies and errors in statues of the Northwest Territories. The bill deals with other matters of a minor, non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the statues and repeals provisions that have ceased to have effect. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 7 : Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act, be read for the third time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 4 : Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 4, Public Library Act, be read for the third time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 14, An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act. A new short-term permit is created and an application for a driver’s licence may now be made based on a licence that has been expired for up to two years. Nurses are required to report medically unfit drivers in the same manner as is required of a medical practitioner. A person is prohibited from operating a vehicle with obscure or damaged lights or reflective devices and drivers are required to reduce their speed when close to emergency vehicles with flashing lights. The registrar’s duties are clarified with respect to sharing disclosure use and protection of records and personal information. Access to accident reports are enhanced for persons involved in accidents and drivers and employers are held liable for intervention in operation of commercial vehicles. The authority for a demerit point system is expanded as is the Commissioner’s authority to enact regulations for repair, maintenance and inspection of vehicles. Reference to jurisdiction is given greater precision and other minor improvements are made throughout the act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Commissioner’s Land Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill includes amendments that would provide the Residential Tenancy Act does not apply to Commissioner’s land under a lease authorized under the Commissioner’s Land Act, designate the Minister or a person authorized by the Minister as the person responsible for initiating court proceedings regarding wrongful or unlawful use, possession or occupation of Commissioner’s land, limit the liability of the Commissioner as an occupier of Commissioner’s land, include a regulation-making power respecting the posting of security when Commissioner’s land is leased for a commercial or industrial use and make other minor amendments. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 12 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 12, Securities Transfer Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill enacts a uniform Securities Transfer Act to govern the transfer and holdings of securities and the interests in securities consistent with legislation currently enacted or being enacted in all provinces and territories. The bill provides for consequential amendments to the Business Corporation Act, Personal Property Security Act and Seizures Act. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 15 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 15, Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment Act, 2009, be read for the first time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 11, An Act to Amend the Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures) 2009-2010, be read for the third time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 10 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 10, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2009-2010, be read for the third time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 3, International Interest in Mobile Aircraft Equipment Act, be read for the third time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Historical Resources Act, be read for the third time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 11, An Act to Amend the Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures) 2009-2010, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill amends the schedule to the Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures) 2009-2010 to ensure that the departmental references parallel those set out in the schedule to the Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2009-2010. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 10 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Boot Lake, that Bill 10, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2009-2010, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill authorizes the Government of the Northwest Territories to make operation expenditures for the 2009-10 fiscal year. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 14 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 14, an Act to Amend the Motor Vehicles Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 13 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Commissioner’s Land Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 12 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 12, Securities Transfer Act, be read for the first time. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 11 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 11, An Act to Amend the Appropriation Act (Infrastructure Expenditures) 2009-2010, be read for the first time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 10 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Boot Lake, that Bill 10, Appropriation Act (Operations Expenditures) 2009-2010, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 9 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that Bill 9, Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Protection Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill provides protection from creditors for the pension entitlements of Northwest Territories members of the Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan and restricts the ability of members to pledge as security their pension entitlements under the plan. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 9 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Monfwi, that Bill 9, Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Protection Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 8, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 3, 2008-2009, be read for the third time. Thank you.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 8, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 3, 2008-2009, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill makes supplementary appropriations for the Government of the Northwest Territories for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 8 Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 8, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 3, 2008-2009, be read for the first time. Thank you.

February

  • Vote Passed Bill 2 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 2, Settlement of International Investment Disputes Act, be read for the second time. This bill implements the 1965 Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Other States.

October

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  • Vote Passed Motion 4-16(3) Extended Adjournment Of The House To February 4
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  • Vote Passed Bill 7 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill amends the Student Financial Assistance Act to raise the maximum aggregate of the principal amounts of all student loans that may be made by the Government of the Northwest Territories by $3 million for fiscal year 2009–2010 and thereafter. A minor amendment is also made to one provision to improve the French version of the term “ordinary place of residence.”
  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 6, Species at Risk (NWT) Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill establishes an integrated and cooperative system for the conservation of species at risk to prevent species from becoming extirpated or extinct.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 5, Professional Corporations Act, be read for the second time. This bill would permit members of designated professions to incorporate under the Business Corporations Act subject to requirements relating to the ownership and voting shares of the professional corporation. Such a corporation would be required to obtain an annual permit from the governing body of the profession in the Northwest Territories. Members of a profession who are shareholders in or employees of a professional corporation are subject to the same professional and ethical responsibilities as other members of the profession in respect of their dealings with their clients and their governing bodies. The governing bodies would be empowered to make bylaws or rules respecting professional corporations, and the government may make regulations to implement the act. Finally, the bill provides for transitional matters and consequential amendments in respect of the Dental Profession Act. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 4 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 4, Public Library Act, be read for the second time. This bill empowers the Minister to designate public libraries and to enter into agreements with library authorities in respect of the operation of the libraries. The bill also sets out the rights of library users and the powers of library authorities and the Minister and provides for the repeal of the Library Act. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 3, International Interests in Mobile Aircraft Equipment Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill implements the 2001 Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment. Mahsi, Mr. Speaker.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Historical Resources Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill amends the Historical Resources Act to empower the Minister to perform functions now assigned to the Commissioner. In addition, provisions pertaining to the Northwest Territories Historical Advisory Board are repealed, and the remaining provisions are renumbered.
  • Vote Passed Bill 7 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 7, An Act to Amend the Student Financial Assistance Act, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 6 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Deh Cho, that Bill 6, Species at Risk (NWT) Act, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 5 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Boot Lake, that Bill 5, Professional Corporations Act, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 4 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Inuvik Twin Lakes, that Bill 4, Public Library Act, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 3 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Range Lake, that Bill 3, International Interest in Mobile Aircraft Equipment Act, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 2 Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 2, Settlement of International Investment Disputes Act, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed Bill 1 Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 1, An Act to Amend the Historical Resources Act, be read for the first time.
  • Vote Passed