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Public Notice: An opportunity to express your views on Laws before the Legislative Assembly

by NationTalk on April 15, 2008678 Views

The Standing Committee on Social Programs is holding a series of public meetings throughout the NWT to seek input on several proposed pieces of legislation.

Bill 4 – Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment

Bill 5 – An Act to Amend the Maintenance Orders Enforcement Act
This Bill includes new enforcement tools for child support and other maintenance orders. These tools include suspending or putting conditions on a debtor’s driver’s license, and registering the order against real property owned by the debtor so that the order can be enforced in the same way as a mortgage.Bill 6 – An Act to Amend the Residential Tenancies Act
This Bill includes updates to the Act, and a number of changes to streamline the rental officer’s processes.

Bill 7 – Securities Act
This Bill modernizes the framework for trading securities in the Northwest Territories, and harmonized it with legislation in other parts of Canada. The purpose of the Act is to protect investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices, and to foster fair and efficient capital markets, and confidence in those markets.

Public meetings are an opportunity for Northerners to offer input on proposed legislation. Copies of the Bills are available on the Legislative Assembly’s website at Meetings will be held in the following communities:

Yellowknife – For consideration of Bills 4, 5, 6 and 7
Friday, April 25, 2008 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Bills 4 and 7
Friday, April 25, 2008 1:00 – 4:00 pm Bills 5 and 6
Meetings to be held at the Legislative Assembly, Committee Room A

Fort Resolution – For consideration of Bills 5, 6 and 7
Monday, April 28, 2008 from 7 – 9 pm
Antoine Beaulieu Memorial Hall

Hay River – For consideration of Bills 5, 6 and 7
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 7 –9 pm
Royal Canadian Legion

Inuvik – For consideration of Bills 5, 6 and 7
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 7 – 9 pm
Ingamo Hall

Norman Wells – For consideration of Bills 5, 6 and 7
Thursday, May 1, 2008 7 – 9 pm
Royal Canadian Legion, Melnyk Hall

To provide written submissions, to register to speak at the meetings, or to get further information, please contact:

Gail Bennett, Operations Assistant Clerk
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Telephone (867) 669-2343 or (toll free) 1-800-661-0784

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