Committees

The 18th Assembly adopted a mandate to establish and measure its priorities and activities. Now the government has launched a new mandate reporting website where the public will be able to track the government’s progress on fulfilling the Mandate of the Government of the Northwest Territories.

 

Cory sits on the following committees of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories:

 

  • Member of the Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning

The eleven Regular Members of the Legislative Assembly comprise the Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning. The committee’s role is to:

  1. Review issues which have government-wide implications including all Devolution-related issues and the overview of the budget and fiscal framework;
  2. Review Government of the Northwest Territories reports on financial and performance results and program and policy evaluations to ensure anticipated outcomes are being achieved and accountability is maximized;
  3. Coordinate sessional business scheduling and planning in cooperation with appropriate ministerial representatives;
  4. Coordinate committee public consultation efforts with respect to budget and fiscal matters;
  5. Coordinate committee strategic planning efforts;
  6. Monitor and evaluate ministerial performance issues;
  7. Consider the budgets and financial management of any boards and agencies that are outside the responsibility of any standing committee; and
  8. Consider any other matter referred by the House.

http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/documents-proceedings/committees/priorities-planning

 

  • Chair of the Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Environment shall consider the following matters with respect to the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources; Industry, Tourism and Investment; Municipal and Community Affairs; Public Works and Services; Transportation and Lands:

  1. Review multi-year business plans and budgets, bills, boards and agencies, including the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the Northwest Territories Power Corporation, the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation, and the Public Utilities Board;
  2. Review departmental performance, including that of boards and agencies; and
  3. Consider any other matter referred by the House.

http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/documents-proceedings/committees/economic-development-and-infrastructure-0

  • Member of the Board of Management

The Legislative Assembly’s Board of Management is established under the Legislative Assembly and Executive Council Act.

The establishment of the Board emphasizes the responsibility that Members have for the general administration of the Legislative Assembly and confirms the independence of the Legislature from the Executive branch of government.

The Speaker has the primary responsibility for the services and programs required by the Assembly and its Members. Its responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • compiling and approving the annual budgetary estimates for the operation of the Legislative Assembly
  • reviewing Legislative Assembly expenditures
  • arranging for adequate space for the Assembly operation
  • establishing the organization and staff of the Legislative Assembly
  • administering the indemnities, allowances, expenses and benefits to Members
  • setting the regulations and policies for all services to be provided to Members.

http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/meet-members/board-management

  • Alternate Member of the Standing Committee on Government Operations

The Standing Committee on Government Operations shall consider the following matters with respect to the Departments of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations; Executive; Finance; Human Resources; and Municipal and Community Affairs:

  1. Review multi-year business plans and budgets, bills, boards and agencies;
  2. Review departmental performance and official language issues, including that of boards and agencies;
  3. Review, as necessary or appropriate, the annual and other reports of the statutory officers of the Legislative Assembly, including the Languages Commissioner, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Equal Pay Commissioner, and the Human Rights Commission;
  4. Examine the reports of the annual financial statements and public accounts of the Government of the Northwest Territories and the report of the Auditor General; and
  5. Consider any other matter referred by the House.

http://www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/documents-proceedings/committees/government-operations-0