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

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Koe, supplementary.

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

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Fred Koe Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Do you have any idea of the time frame you are looking at? When do you feel there will be a ratification by this government?

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

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Kakfwi.

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

December 13th, 1991

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, the federal government approaches claims negotiations using the federal claims policy to govern how it approaches it. The claims policy has been changed in recent years to include a requirement that there be an implementation plan developed before claims are ratified by the federal government. We hope that the federal government does not become overly anxious, for political reasons, whatever, and will go on to try to ratify these deals without a clear cut, very precise implementation plan attached to it. As soon as this is done, the claims will be ratified. It could take a week, two weeks, a month, three months. It depends how hard the federal government tries to offload costs on other parties. Thank you.

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

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Koe, second supplementary.

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

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Fred Koe Inuvik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can I get the Minister's commitment that he will support and proceed with the ratification of a claim as soon as possible?

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

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Kakfwi.

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

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Yes. I think all of us on this side have been consistent in saying that we want to conclude the Gwich'in claim as soon as possible and to ratify it. Thank you.

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

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Oral questions. Mr. Arvaluk.

Question O98-12(1): Building Of Breakwaters In Communities
Item 5: Oral Questions

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James Arvaluk Aivilik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is directed to the Minister of Transportation. The new government stated that they will be working hard to have the communities become more self-sufficient. That means giving better assistance to the first-time private entrepreneurs. Mr. Speaker, would that also include building a breakwater? The boats are one of the biggest single private investments in the community, especially in Coral Harbour I would ask if the Minister would look into that before break-up this summer.

Question O98-12(1): Building Of Breakwaters In Communities
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Allooloo.

Return To Question O98-12(1): Building Of Breakwaters In Communities
Question O98-12(1): Building Of Breakwaters In Communities
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My department has been working with the communities to develop some sort of protection for boats: wharfs, that sort of thing. It is a new program that my department has taken on, and we will continue to work with the communities to see where we could help. I believe this is one of the more important projects that my department has taken on in the Nunavut region. Thank you.

Return To Question O98-12(1): Building Of Breakwaters In Communities
Question O98-12(1): Building Of Breakwaters In Communities
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mrs. Marie-Jewell.

Question O99-12(1): Clearing Roads To Trappers' Cabins
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a question for the Minister of Transportation. Along the Highway No. 5 going into Fort Smith, we go through a fair amount of Wood Buffalo National Park. There has been a concern expressed to me by different trappers and senior citizens who may have been trapping along the park for some time, that the Department of Highways has not been clearing the road into their trappers' cabins. It is a policy of Wood Buffalo National Park that they place their cabin at least a quarter of a mile off the main highway. There has been some resistance from the highway transportation office in the community of Fort Smith to clear that right-of-way to the trappers' cabins.

I got the matter cleared up with the department, but since then it has snowed again and again and again. I do not want to have to be in the position of having to keep calling the department every time it snows. Will the Minister consider requesting his department to ensure that the roadways to these trappers' cabins are cleared, just as the highway is cleared on Highway No. 5?

Question O99-12(1): Clearing Roads To Trappers' Cabins
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Minister of Transportation.