Nunavut legislative assembly reconvenes Feb. 26
Cable TV will show proceedings live and in re-broadcasts
At 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Nunavut MLAs will begin their winter sitting at the Nunavut legislature in Iqaluit.
And if you can’t be there, in Nunavut you can still watch the session live on local community cable channels starting at 1:30 p.m. eastern time.
The winter sitting, a continuation of the third session of the third legislative assembly, will likely run until March 19, with discussion of the territorial budget expected to dominate the agenda.
Finance Minister Keith Peterson will start his budget speech at around 1:35 p.m. Feb. 27, and at the same time, table the Nunavut government’s 2013-14 operation and maintenance budget for debate by MLAs.
MLAs passed the 2013-14 capital budget at a sitting this past fall. At the time, Peterson announced only $17.1 million in new capital spend, since most of the year’s $152.9 million capital budget involved carry-over spending on multi-year projects.
At the time, Peters also projected a small deficit of only $5.6 million for 2012-13, less than than the $50 million deficit he projected earlier in the year.
Here is the broadcast schedule for the legislative assembly:
The live broadcast, Monday to Thursday can be heard:
• Eastern time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m;
• Central time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and,
• Mountain time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The live broadcast on Fridays can be heard:
• Eastern time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m;
• Central time: 8 a.m to 11 a.m.; and,
• Mountain time: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Here are the playback times for the mountain time zone:
• in Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun, the proceedings will be played back from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., while in English, playbacks will be broadcast from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and,
• the week’s proceedings will be broadcast on Saturday in Inuinnaqtun and Inuktitut from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and in English on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Here are the playback times for the central time zone:
• in Inuktitut the day’s proceedings will be re-broadcast from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• in English, the day’s proceedings can be heard from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• the entire week’s proceedings can be heard in Inuktitut on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and in English on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In the eastern time zone, daily proceedings can be heard from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Inuktitut, and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in English.
The rebroadcast of the week’s proceedings can be heard on Saturdays in Inuktitut from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays in English from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To listen to the broadcasts, turn to 94.7 for Inuktitut and for English in Iqaluit, 102.1 Live.