The fall 2016 sitting of the 3rd Session of the 4,K Legislative Assembly convened on October 18, 2016. The last sitting of the calendar year was held on November 8, 2016.
The proceedings of the Committee of the Whole during the fall 2016 sitting were dominated by the consideration of the Government of Nunavut's proposed 2017-2018 capital estimates. Seven bills received Assent during the fall 2016 sitting:
* Bill 14, Public Health Act;
* Bill 16, An Act to Amend the Travel and Tourism Act;
* Bill 20, Supplementary Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act, No. 3, 2015-2016;
* Bill 21, Write-Off of Assets Act, 2015-2016;
* Bill 22, Supplementary Appropriation (Capital) Act, No. 3, 2016-2017;
* Bill 23, Supplementary Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act, No. 2, 2016-2017; and
* Bill 24, Appropriation (Capital) Act, 2017-2018.
On October 18, 2016, the Legislative Assembly unanimously adopted a motion to recommend the appointment of Dustin Fredlund of Rankin Inlet as the territory's new Chief Electoral Officer. The motion was moved by Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak and seconded by Cambridge Bay MLA Keith Peterson. The position of Chief Electoral Officer is one of five independent officers who are appointed by the Commissioner of Nunavut on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly. The appointment of Mr. Fredlund followed the retirement of Sandy Kusugak, who had served in the position since 2001. The Legislative Assembly's Winter 2017 sitting was set to convene on February 21, 2017.
From September 13-15, 2016, the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Independent Officers and Other Entities held televised hearings on the most recent annual reports of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the Representative for Children and Youth, both of whom are independent officers of the Legislative Assembly. The committee's reports on its hearings were presented to the House during its fall 2016 sitting.
Order of Nunavut
On November 8, 2016...