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09 Public Hearing on Bill 30 An Act to Amend the Aurora Co

The Standing Committee on Social Development, chaired by Ms. Caitlin Cleveland, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 6:00 PM regarding Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Aurora College Act. The hearing will take place in Committee Room A at the Legislative Assembly building.

Committee is requesting feedback from the public about this Bill. Written submissions can be provided to the Committee Clerk (contact information below) until August 27, 2021.

What areas of the Aurora College Act would change?
-    Aurora College Act will eventually change into the Polytechnic University Act.
-    Creates conditions residents must meet to be a member on the Board of Governors.
-    Gives Board of Governors more authority.
-    Allows the Board of Governors to select and direct the President.
-    Creates new Advisory Councils who make Academic programming and Indigenous Knowledge recommendations.

To watch the public hearing, the public can attend in person in Committee Room A, or tune in to the live stream at ntassembly.ca or on the Assembly’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Franki-Smith
Committee Clerk
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
867-767-9130 ext. 12009
Start Date:
Sep 09, 2021
End Date:
Sep 09, 2021
Time:
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where:
Committee Room 'A', Legislative Assembly building
15 Public Hearing on Bill 29: Resource Royalty Information

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment, chaired by Mr. Jackie Jacobson, will hold a public hearing regarding Bill 29: Resource Royalty Information Disclosure Statute Amendment Act on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 6:00PM in Committee Room A of the Legislative Assembly Building.

The Committee will hear from MLA Kevin O’Reilly, sponsor of Bill 29.

Bill 29 proposes amendments to legislation to allow for the Minister to disclose information of a confidential nature, like royalty information, to Members of the Legislative Assembly and Indigenous Governments to use in the creation and evaluation of policies.

The public can attend the briefing in person or alternatively watch on the Assembly’s website, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Franki-Smith
Committee Clerk
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
Start Date:
Sep 15, 2021
End Date:
Sep 15, 2021
Time:
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where:
Committee Room 'A', Legislative Assembly building
16 Public hearing about Bill 32: An Act to Amend the North

The Standing Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Ms. Frieda Martselos, will hold a public hearing about Bill 32: An Act to Amend the Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan Act on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 6:00PM in Committee Room A of the Legislative Assembly building.

The Committee welcomes public feedback about this Bill.

What would the Act change?

The Northern Employee Benefits Services Pension Plan operates in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Each territory is responsible for legislation governing the plan. The Bill proposes changes to address administrative and regulatory issues that have arisen since the Act came into force in 2015, including powers and authorities of the pension committee and of the Minister responsible for the Act. The Bill also amends the pension committee composition, allowing for possible future expansion of the plan.

To provide feedback in advance of the public hearing, contact the committee clerk (contact information below).

Members of the public can attend the meeting in person, or watch it on the LATV network or on ntassembly.ca, or on the Legislative Assembly’s Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter accounts.

For more information, please contact:
Cynthia James
Committee Clerk
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
Start Date:
Sep 16, 2021
End Date:
Sep 16, 2021
Time:
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where:
Committee Room 'A', Legislative Assembly building
21 Public Hearing on Bill 24: An Act to Amend the Revolvin

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment, chaired by Mr. Jackie Jacobson, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 6:00 PM regarding Bill 24: An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act. The hearing will take place in Committee Room A at the Legislative Assembly building.

Minister of Infrastructure Diane Archie will be in attendance.

The Act would change the authorized limits of the Petroleum Products Stabilization Fund from $1 million to $3 million to stabilize petroleum pricing in the Territory. A summary of the contents and background of the Bill is attached.

Committee is requesting feedback from the public about this Bill. Written submissions can be provided to the Committee Clerk (contact information below) until August 20, 2021.

To watch the public hearing, the public can attend in person in Committee Room A, or tune in to the live stream at ntassembly.ca or on the Assembly’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Franki-Smith
Committee Clerk
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
867-767-9130 ext. 12009
 
Start Date:
Sep 21, 2021
End Date:
Sep 21, 2021
Time:
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where:
Committee Room 'A', Legislative Assembly building
23 Public Hearing on Bill 33: National Indigenous Peoples

The Standing Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Ms. Freida Martselos, will hold a public hearing about Bill 33: National Indigenous Peoples Day Act on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:00PM in Committee Room A of the Legislative Assembly.

The Committee is requesting public feedback about this Bill.

Bill 33: National Indigenous Peoples Day Act would replace the public holiday “National Aboriginal Day”.

The public can attend the meeting in person or alternatively watch on the Assembly’s website, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.

For more information, or to provide feedback, please contact:
Cynthia James
Committee Clerk
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
Start Date:
Sep 23, 2021
End Date:
Sep 23, 2021
Time:
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where:
Committee Room 'A', Legislative Assembly building
27 Clause-by-Clause Review Bill 30

The Standing Committee on Social Development, chaired by Caitlin Cleveland, will hold a public clause-by-clause review of Bill 30: An Act to Amend the Aurora College Act on Monday, September 27th, 2021 at 6:00PM.

The Minster of Education, Culture and Employment, the Honourable R.J. Simpson, will be in attendance.

The meeting will be held virtually. To watch the meeting, watch it on the Legislative Assembly TV channel or tune in to the live stream at ntassembly.ca or on the Assembly’s Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter channels.

For more information, please contact LA_PAC@ntassembly.ca

Please note that this meeting is tentative, and will be confirmed or postponed in the coming days.

Start Date:
Sep 27, 2021
End Date:
Sep 27, 2021
Time:
06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
28 Public Hearing on Bill 31: An Act to Amend the Pharmacy

The Standing Committee on Social Development, chaired by Ms. Caitlin Cleveland, will hold a public hearing about Bill 31: An Act to Amend the Pharmacy Act on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:00PM in Committee Room ‘A’ of the Legislative Assembly.

Committee is requesting public feedback about this Bill.

Bill 31: An Act to Amend the Pharmacy Act would allow for the broader distribution of naloxone. It would also authorize electronic prescribing.

The public can attend the briefing in person or alternatively watch on the Assembly’s website, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter.

For more information, or to provide feedback, please contact:
Jennifer Franki-Smith
Committee Clerk
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
Start Date:
Sep 28, 2021
End Date:
Sep 28, 2021
Time:
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where:
Committee Room 'A', Legislative Assembly building
29 Public Hearing on Bill 23: An Act to Amend the Public U

The Standing Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Ms. Frieda Martselos, will hold a public hearing about Bill 23: An Act to Amend the Public Utilities Act on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:00PM in Committee Room A of the Legislative Assembly.

The Committee is requesting public feedback about the Bill to inform their response on the Bill.

What is Bill 23: An Act to Amend the Public Utilities Act?

Bill 23 is a private member’s bill, meaning it has been brought forward by a Member of the Legislative Assembly instead of the Government. It was raised by MLA Nunakput.

The bill prohibits a public utility from disconnecting a residential customer’s electricity during the coldest months of the year. It also prohibits a public utility from installing a load limited on a residential customer due to non-payment of a bill, and allows a customer to enter into a payment plan.

To provide feedback on this bill, please contact the Committee Clerk (contact information below).

The public can attend the meeting in person or alternatively watch on the Assembly’s website, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.

For more information, please contact:
Cynthia James
Committee Clerk
Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly
Start Date:
Sep 29, 2021
End Date:
Sep 29, 2021
Time:
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

October

04 Notice of Hearing on Conduct Complaint

In the matter of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, S.N.W.T. 1999, C. 22;

And in the matter of a complaint made by Rylund Johnson, Member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly, under the Act concerning the conduct of Steve Norn, also a Member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly;

And in the matter of an Inquiry directed by the Integrity Commissioner under Section 102(1)(b) of the Act;

And in the matter of the Honourable R.L. Barclay, Q.C. having been duly appointed June 28, 2021, as Sole Adjudicator for the inquiry respecting the matters subject to the terms of reference duly approved on July 8, 2021.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Take notice that the Hearing of this Inquiry will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021 in Committee Room A of the Legislative Assembly, 4570-48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and will continue until the hearing is concluded.

The hearing will be open to the Public, unless the Sole Adjudicator should decide otherwise with respect to any specific part of the Hearing.

RIGHTS OF INTERESTED PERSONS TO BE HEARD

Take notice that any person who claims to have a substantial and direct interest in the subject matter of the Inquiry can apply to the Sole Adjudicator to have an opportunity during the Inquiry to give evidence relevant to their interest. The Sole Adjudicator will determine if any person will be heard and, if so, the manner and extent of that participation. Applications who claim to be heard must complete and submit the below Application by September 14, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

The signed Notice of Hearing, the Terms of Reference, or the Application to give evidence can be found here.

Start Date:
Oct 04, 2021
End Date:
Oct 04, 2021
Time:
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where:
Committee Room 'A', Legislative Assembly building