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Supplementary To Question O94-12(1): Education Quarterly Funding, Fort Simpson
Question O94-12(1): Education Quarterly Funding, Fort Simpson
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In that case, would Education fund the existing programs provided by the Deh Cho Divisional Board of Education if they decide to change the quarterly contribution to a shorter contribution? Mahsi.

Supplementary To Question O94-12(1): Education Quarterly Funding, Fort Simpson
Question O94-12(1): Education Quarterly Funding, Fort Simpson
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Minister of Education.

Further Return To Question O94-12(1): Education Quarterly Funding, Fort Simpson
Question O94-12(1): Education Quarterly Funding, Fort Simpson
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The funding question is throughout the Northwest Territories. We are looking at it at the present time and will review it further as time is coming nearer to the end of the fiscal year. Thank you.

Further Return To Question O94-12(1): Education Quarterly Funding, Fort Simpson
Question O94-12(1): Education Quarterly Funding, Fort Simpson
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Oral questions. Mr. Bernhardt.

Question O95-12(1): Hiring Non-canadians For Management Positions
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Ernie Bernhardt Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to direct my question to the Minister of Personnel. Mr. Minister, would this new government look into the policy of hiring non-Canadians for management positions?

Question O95-12(1): Hiring Non-canadians For Management Positions
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Kakfwi.

Return To Question O95-12(1): Hiring Non-canadians For Management Positions
Question O95-12(1): Hiring Non-canadians For Management Positions
Item 5: Oral Questions

December 13th, 1991

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Return To Question O95-12(1): Hiring Non-canadians For Management Positions
Question O95-12(1): Hiring Non-canadians For Management Positions
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Pudlat.

Question O96-12(1): Funding For Educational Boards
Item 5: Oral Questions

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James Arvaluk Aivilik

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a question, but I think it has already been answered. We just heard that the funding will not be changed in the fiscal year. There has been a concern with regard to education committees in the communities, particularly in the Baffin Region. They would like to have some funding for Inuktitut programs. They have been utilizing the money handed to them. They have all kinds of things in the offices that the money has to be put into. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. This is more like a comment.

Question O96-12(1): Funding For Educational Boards
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

I think that would have been more appropriate under Members' statements. I think the question is in the same category as the previous question, and perhaps if the Minister of Finance or Education would like to reiterate the commitment they made earlier, it might help Mr. Pudlat. Mr. Pollard.

Return To Question O96-12(1): Funding For Educational Boards
Question O96-12(1): Funding For Educational Boards
Item 5: Oral Questions

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John Pollard Hay River

Mr. Speaker, we are aware as a government that boards have been putting the block funding that we have been giving them, the lump sum funding, into the bank and drawing interest. I think some of them have been investing it back with us. They have been using the interest on those sums of money to enhance the programs for

the children in the schools. We are aware of that.

Mr. Speaker, as you know, the Auditor General is not pleased with the fact that we deal with public funds in that manner, by giving it out in block, and has recommended that we cease to do that and we do it on a more monthly basis, which, of course, is going to reduce the interest earned on that money by the boards, and consequently they will not have as much money to fund the extra programs that they have been putting on. We are aware of it. We are prepared to sit down with the boards and work it out with them. You have the commitment from myself and the Minister of Education in that regard. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question O96-12(1): Funding For Educational Boards
Question O96-12(1): Funding For Educational Boards
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Thank you. Oral questions. Mr. Koe.

Question O97-12(1): Ratification Of Gwich'in Claim
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Fred Koe Inuvik

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. My question is to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs. I appreciate the government's response and their commitment relating to my previous question about the Gwich'in final agreement. I would like the Ministers and Government Leader to know that I have not been personally involved in negotiations since September, and since there is a new cabinet I wanted to know what your feelings were on the claim. When will the government proceed with the ratification of the Gwich'in final agreement?

Question O97-12(1): Ratification Of Gwich'in Claim
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Kakfwi.

Return To Question O97-12(1): Ratification Of Gwich'in Claim
Question O97-12(1): Ratification Of Gwich'in Claim
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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, it is the view of an optimist -- being an optimist -- that the federal government will live up to its constitutional obligations, the obligations it has as the principal party sitting opposite the Gwich'in -- it is the federal government that has that constitutional obligation to not only negotiate claims agreements but to come up with the money to implement these agreements -- and that they will do that in the spirit in which it was negotiated. If we have that, which we hope we will, the claims will be completed, ratified, with the implementation costs very clear, up front, to the satisfaction of the federal government, territorial government and the Gwich'in. Thank you.