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Julie Green, MLA for Yellowknife Centre was appointed to the executive council in a short, routine meeting of the Legislative Assembly on Thursday that capped off this week’s extraordinary and dramatic four-day emergency session.

Following Wednesday’s intense, two-hour long session where MLAs voiced support for the removal of Great Slave MLA Katrina Nokleby from the executive council, Thursday’s lasted only nine minutes.

Rylund Johnson, MLA for Yellowknife North tabled motions in Thursday’s meeting of the four-day emergency session of the Legislative Assembly. GNWT image

The Assembly unanimously consented to the recommendation that Green replace Nokleby on the executive council, following a motion tabled by Johnson.

Green was nominated to the council during the Territorial Leadership Committee meeting on Thursday morning, when she nominated herself to the position, after the three other Yellowknife MLAs, Rylund Johnson, Caitlin Cleveland and Kevin O’Reilly declined to stand for nomination.

On Thursday afternoon the Assembly revoked Green’s appointments as deputy chair of the Committee of the Whole, as a member of the Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight, Social Development and Government Operations and as an alternate member on the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures.

The MLAs also agreed to appoint Nokleby to the Standing Committee on Accountability and Oversight.

Green will be sworn in as member of the executive council by Commissioner Margaret Thom on Sept. 1, according to a press release from the Legislative Assembly.

The House is adjourned until Oct. 15.

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Blair McBride

Blair McBride covers the Legislative Assembly, business and education. Before coming to Yellowknife he worked as a journalist in British Columbia, Thailand and Ontario. He studied journalism at Western...

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  1. Yes, Kevin O’Reilly declined to stand for nomination. Not my problem. I’m just here to complain.