Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Yukon

Academic journal article Canadian Parliamentary Review

Yukon

Article excerpt

Committee Service

The 2014 Fall Sitting of the 1st Session of the 33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly convened on Thursday, October 23rd, and is expected to rise on Thursday, December 18th.

In Remembrance

The tragic events in Ottawa having only occurred the preceding day, MLAs' first day back in the Chamber featured heightened security measures. Following the prayer, Speaker David Laxton, a 22-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, called for a moment of silence in memory of and respect for Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Premier Darrell Pasloski, Official Opposition Leader Liz Hanson, and Third Party Leader Sandy Silver offered tributes in remembrance of the soldiers and the attack on Parliament Hill.

Mace

Also on opening day, the Speaker delivered a statement regarding the refurbishment of the Legislative Assembly's Mace, which had travelled to Toronto for re-plating during the summer recess. While there, the Mace's more than 50 pieces had been cleaned, re-plated, and reassembled by Corona Jewellery Company, the same company that had refurbished the Ontario Legislative Assembly's Mace in 2009. …

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