AuthorBaldwin, Alex
PositionLegislative Reports

House Proceedings

The Winter 2019 sitting of the 2nd Session of the 5th Legislative Assembly convened on February 19, 2019, and concluded on March 12, 2019. The proceedings of the Committee of the Whole during the Winter 2019 sitting were dominated by the consideration of the government's proposed 2019-2020 main estimates.

Eight bills received Assent during the Winter 2019 sitting:

* Bill 13, Write-OJf of Assets Act, 2017-2018;

* Bill 15, Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act, 2019-2020;

* Bill 16, Supplementary Appropriation (Capital) Act, No. 3, 2018-2019;

* Bill 17, Supplementary Appropriation (Capital) Act, No. 1, 2019-2020;

* Bill 18, Supplementary Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act, No. 1, 2018-2019;

* Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act;

* Bill 20, Interim Language of Instruction Act; and

* Bill 21, An Act to Amend the Revolving Funds Act.

The Spring 2019 sitting convened on May 28, 2019, and concluded on June 6, 2019. Five bills received Assent during the Spring 2019 sitting:

* Bill 1, Corrections Act;

* Bill 22, Supplementary Appropriation (Operations and Maintenance) Act, No. 1, 2019-2020;

* Bill 23, Supplementary Appropriation (Capital) Act, No. 2, 2019-2020;

* Bill 24, Write-Off of Debts Act, 2018-2019; and

* Bill 27, An Act to Amend the Senior Citizens Benefits Act.

The Fall 2019 sitting is scheduled to convene on October 17, 2019.

Passing of Speaker Joe Enook

Speaker Joe Enook passed away on March 29, 2019, following a short illness. Flags were half-masted at the Legislative Assembly Precinct in honour of his passing, and a book of condolences was hosted in the main foyer. A formal obituary of the late Speaker was published in the Spring 2019 edition of Canadian Parliamentary Review.

Committee Hearings

From April 10-11, 2019, the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts 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. Committee Chairperson and Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main subsequently presented reports on the televised hearings during the spring 2019 sitting of the House.

Appointment of New Speaker and Other Presiding Officers

The Nunavut Leadership Forum, which consists of all Members of the Legislative Assembly, gathered on the morning of May 28, 2019, to select a...

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