News Apr 7(b), 2011

Legislative Assembly Speaker Rescinds Recall Notice

(YELLOWKIFE) April 7, 2011 – The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable Paul Delorey, has rescinded the recall order which was issued March 30, 2011 to reconvene the Sixth Session of the 16th Legislative Assembly, scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2011. 

The Speaker, acting on the advice of Cabinet and Regular Members of the Legislative Assembly, scheduled a meeting of the Territorial Leadership Committee to fill the vacancy on the Executive Council due to the recent resignation of the Member for Range Lake. Formal recall of the House would have been necessary to ratify any decision of the Territorial Leadership Committee. 

Caucus, meeting today for the first time since the Members resignation, has determined that it will not be necessary to fill the vacant position at this late date in the life of the 16th Legislative Assembly. After consideration and consultation with all Members, the Speaker has directed that the recall of the House for April 8, 2011 be rescinded as it is no longer necessary for the House to meet at that time. 

Accordingly, the Legislative Assembly will reconvene as previously scheduled on May 11, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. 

For more information, please contact: 

Honourable Paul Delorey, Speaker 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
P: 867-669-2234 or 1-800-661-0784 

Tim Mercer, Clerk 
Legislative Assembly of the NWT 
P: 867-669-2299 or 1-800-661-0784 
F: 867-920-4735