Integrity Commissioner has found the MLA for Great Slave, breached a provision of the Code of Conduct.

Integrity Commissioner has found the MLA for Great Slave, breached a provision of the Code of Conduct.

YELLOWKNIFE (Tuesday, October 3, 2023) -- The Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Integrity Commissioner, Mr. David Phillip Jones, Q.C., has investigated a complaint lodged against the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Great Slave and has concluded the member breached a provision of the Code of Conduct, and is recommending to the Legislative Assembly that a reprimand and a fine be imposed.

On August 26, 2023, the Integrity Commissioner received two written complaints that Ms. Katrina Nokleby, MLA for Great Slave, had improperly returned to and remained in Yellowknife after it was ordered to be evacuated, thereby breaching the Members’ Code of Conduct (the “Code”).

This launched an investigation that resulted in the Integrity Commissioner’s recommendation that the member breached a provision of the Code of Conduct and recommends to the Legislative Assembly a reprimand and fine in accordance with Section 106(1)(b) of the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act.

As stated in the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act, the Integrity Commissioner is mandated to compile a report outlining the details of his investigation. The Act requires the report to be presented to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, MLAs, and the public upon completion. As required by the Act, Speaker tabled the report during the current sitting of the Legislative Assembly.

The Integrity Commissioner’s direction means the Legislative Assembly shall consider the report within 15 sitting days after the report has been laid before the Legislative Assembly.  The Legislative Assembly may order the imposition of the punishment recommended by the Integrity Commissioner, or it may reject the recommendation.

 

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Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly

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