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Question O25-12(1): Disciplining Government Employees For Releasing Confidential Information
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

I just want to make the House aware of the fact that I am having a little problem with the question because some of the information contained in the question may not be in the general knowledge of all Members, and there are some inferences contained within the question. So I will ask if the Minister would like to respond to the question, keeping in mind I am having a little bit of difficulty with it. Mr. Kakfwi.

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Question O25-12(1): Disciplining Government Employees For Releasing Confidential Information
Item 5: Oral Questions

December 10th, 1991

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, during the summer, as a Member of the last cabinet I was a little involved and interested in the goings on by the media and the union and all the politicking that went on at the expense of certain individuals. I know at the time I had looked at whether or not certain staff may or may not be acting properly in the course of their jobs. It was my view at the time that nothing that was brought to my attention warranted any action on the part of government. I left it at that and there is nothing to suggest it should be revisited at this time.

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Question O25-12(1): Disciplining Government Employees For Releasing Confidential Information
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mrs. Marie-Jewell, supplementary.

Question O26-12(1): Directive On Breach Of Confidentiality
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Mr. Speaker, will the Minister be able to advise this House whether or not there is a directive in respect to work ethics used by civil servants regarding breach of confidentiality?

Question O26-12(1): Directive On Breach Of Confidentiality
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Minister of Personnel, Mr. Kakfwi.

Question O26-12(1): Directive On Breach Of Confidentiality
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, if there is a directive I am not aware of it and I am not sure of the total parameters the directive would cover. I know that within the Department of Personnel there are certain restrictions placed on members, staff of the department. I am not aware of the directives that would govern the behaviour and conduct of members of the different departments, like Justice, Social Services, Health. I will have to take the question as notice and get back to the Member.

Question O26-12(1): Directive On Breach Of Confidentiality
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

The question is taken as notice. Mr. Todd.

Question O27-12(1): Internal Review Of NWT Power Corporation
Item 5: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Mr. Speaker, given the previous discussions by the Government Leader with respect that there have been ongoing discussions regarding the transfer of POL and the Power Corporation being amalgamated, at any point over the short period of time that the Power Corporation has been turned over from the federal government to the territorial government, has there been an internal review done to determine the efficiency of the Power Corporation?

Question O27-12(1): Internal Review Of NWT Power Corporation
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Minister responsible for the Power Corporation, Ms. Cournoyea.

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Item 5: Oral Questions

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, the Power Corporation in itself continues to review what they have been doing since the turnover, mainly because it is a new responsibility. At the first outset, in looking at the employees who were employed in many small communities, to upgrade their salaries to the jobs they are doing, because we found at the beginning that a lot of the people that are working at the community level were grossly underpaid, and compensated for the work they were doing. On a continuing basis the board themselves have gone into looking at how they are operating, how they can do things better, as well as when there are changes in the relationship with the Public Utilities Board, and they are continually looking at how the Power Corporation is operating as well. Thank you.

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Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Oral questions. Mr. Gargan.

Question O28-12(1): Funding For Fort Providence Church
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to direct my question to the Minister of Culture and Communications. On the committee that I represent in Fort Providence I made a motion and had asked for $25,000 to help them out with this project. Last Thursday they said they had changed their mind and they said that they cannot supply them with the $25,000 toward this project. Now that they cannot get this $25,000 the community will not have a church. With Christmas coming on they will not have any Mass for the people. We have been working on this project for a long time now, and they have changed their mind and said they will not help them with the funding.

Question O28-12(1): Funding For Fort Providence Church
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Quite a long question, Mr. Gargan. Mr. Allooloo.

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Item 5: Oral Questions

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I understand that the previous Government Leader had agreed to give the $25,000 for the church in Fort Providence. Up to today we have been told by the Financial Management Board that they will not approve the $25,000 this year because of the budget.

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Supplementary, Mr. Gargan.