This is page numbers 352 - 353 of the Hansard for the 12th Assembly, 2nd Session. The original version can be accessed on the Legislative Assembly's website or by contacting the Legislative Assembly Library. The word of the day was hay.

Members Present

Hon. Titus Allooloo, Mr. Antoine, Mr. Arngna'naaq, Mr. Arvaluk, Hon. Michael Ballantyne, Mr. Bernhardt, Hon. Nellie Cournoyea, Mr. Dent, Mr. Gargan, Hon. Stephen Kakfwi, Mr. Kee, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Marie-Jewell, Ms. Mike, Hon. Don Morin, Mr. Nerysoo, Hon. John Ningark, Hon. Dennis Patterson, Hon. John Pollard, Mr. Pudlat, Mr. Pudluk, Mr. Todd, Hon. Tony Whitford, Mr. Zoe

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Item 1: Prayer
Item 1: Prayer

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Good afternoon. Orders of the day for Tuesday, March 10, 1992.

Item 2, Ministers' statements. Item 3, Members' statements. Mr. Gargan.

Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

Thank you. Mr. Speaker, two years ago I was part of a delegation of representatives from the Town of Hay River and the Hay River Reserve that travelled to Yellowknife to meet with the then Minister of Social Services, the Hon. Jeannie Marie-Jewell. Mr. Speaker, the Minister, the representatives of the Town and the reserve and 1, as MLA for Deh Cho, worked together in a spirit of consultation and cooperation, and our efforts are now bearing fruit: The drug and alcohol treatment centre at the Hay River Reserve is now entering the construction phase.

Cabinet recently approved negotiation of the construction contract with the Hay River Dene Band's construction company, Tu Cho Gha Contracting Ltd. To date, Tu Cho Gha has already completed two small contracts for site clearing and preparation, for a total of about $20,000. A contract worth about $360,000 for the foundation and fill has just been awarded to Tu Cho Gha. Other contracts will be negotiated with the corporation for the construction of the building. Total cost of the project will be about three million dollars.

Planning and design of the project proceeded under the direction of the board with members from the communities of Fort Smith, Hay River, the Hay River Reserve and Fort Providence. The board was also assisted by the Dene Cultural Institute and elders from the four communities mentioned, as well as from Inuvik, Yellowknife and Fort Simpson. Roy Fabien, the former chief of the Hay River Reserve; current Chief Pat Martel; Joe Tambour, the drug and alcohol counsellor; representatives of the Town of Hay River; and I as MLA for Deh Cho, were involved from the very start of this project.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to draw attention to the contributions of Eric Shirt, a drug and alcohol consultant who works for the board and is now living on the reserve. Eric was in many ways responsible for getting this project started. I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the Department of Public Works. DPW staff were involved in this project from very early on. I would especially like to mention Barry Ward, the project officer. Barry, along with several board members, visited several treatment centres in northern Alberta to better understand the requirements of the facility

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Mr. Gargan. Your time has expired. Are you seeking unanimous consent, Mr. Gargan? I he honourable Member is seeking unanimous consent. Are there

any nays? There are no nays. Proceed, Mr. Gargan.

Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Speaker and honourable Members. As we all know, there is a need for these facilities in the NWT. The commitment and leadership of the Hay River Reserve Band members made this facility possible. It will be of lasting benefit to their people as well as Northerners in other communities. While DPW will provide management assistance to the company, it is Tu Cho Gha that is responsible for delivering the project as the contractors. This will mean valuable experience in the construction business.

This is not their first endeavour The corporation has done several other projects, including the gymnasium at the Hay River Reserve school and a new fire hall constructed last year. At this time when we want to do our utmost to maximize opportunities for Northerners in training and employment, I think the construction of the treatment centre is an excellent example of what we can achieve by working together. Mahsi cho, Mr. Speaker.

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Members' statements.

Item 4, returns to oral questions.

Item 5, oral questions.

Item 6, written questions. Item 7, returns to written questions. Mr. Clerk.

Item 7: Returns To Written Questions
Item 7: Returns To Written Questions

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Clerk Of The House Mr. David Hamilton

Mr. Speaker, return to Question W14-12(2) asked by Mrs. Marie-Jewell to the Minister of Public Works, concerning the Fort Smith regional building annual operation and maintenance costs.

Clerk Of The House Mr. David Hamilton

Hon. Don Morin's return to Question W14-12(2), asked by Mrs. Marie-Jewell on March 2, 1992: The annual operation and maintenance costs for the GNWT Fort Smith regional building are as follows. These figures are based on current and actual costs: maintenance, $33,000; janitorial, $24,000; electricity, $19,000; heating, $14,000; municipal services, $4,000; for a total of $94,000.

Maintenance includes: a) regular inspections and servicing of boilers, fire alarm systems and fire extinguishers; b) repairs that occur as a result of normal wear and tear, such as fixing doors and steps, etcetera; c) scheduled maintenance such as painting the building as required, or replacement of carpets as required; d) minor changes such as installing or relocating electric plugs and switches for equipment.

Municipal services include water, sewer and garbage collection costs. It does not include taxes, as MACA pays to the municipality grants in lieu of taxes.

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Returns to written questions.

Item 8, replies to Opening Address.

Item 9, petitions.

Item 10, reports of standing and special committees.

Item 11, reports of committees on the review of bills. Item 12, tabling of documents. Mr. Pollard.

Item 12: Tabling Of Documents
Item 12: Tabling Of Documents

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John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I wish to table Tabled Document 23-12(2), Report on Aurorales, Northwest Territories/Canada Pavilion, Expo '92, Seville, Spain, prepared by F.F. Abbott. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Item 12: Tabling Of Documents
Item 12: Tabling Of Documents

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The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Tabling of documents.

Item 13, notices of motions. Notices of motions. Item 14, notices of motions for first reading of bills. Mr. Pollard.

John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I give notice that on Thursday, March 12, 1992, 1 shall move that Bill 25, Supplementary Appropriation Act, No. 3, 1991-92, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

Notices of motions for first reading of bills.

Item 15, motions,

Item 16, first reading of bills. Item 17, second reading of bills. Mr. Patterson.

Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Yellowknife South, that Bill 19, An Act to Amend the Real Estate Agents' Licensing Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill would amend the Real Estate Agents' Licensing Act to provide that a security other than a bond may be provided by an agent to the superintendent when the agent applies for or wishes to maintain an agent's licence; and to add powers to make regulations respecting those other securities. Thank you.

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

The motion is in order, Mr. Patterson. To the principle of the bill.

An Hon. Member

Question.

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

The question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

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Bill 19 has had second reading, and accordingly the bill stands referred to a committee. Second reading of bills. Mr. Pollard.

John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Nunakput, that Bill 22, Write-off of Assets and Debts Act, 1992, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill would authorize the write-off of assets and debts under section 24 of the Financial Administration Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

The motion is in order, Mr. Pollard. To the principle of the bill.

An Hon. Member

Question.

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

The question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? The motion is carried.

Carried

Bill 22 has had second reading, and accordingly the bill stands referred to a committee. Second reading of bills. Mr. Pollard.

John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Natilikmiot, that Bill 23, Loan Authorization Act, 1992-93, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, this bill would authorize the Commissioner, or the Minister acting on behalf of the Commissioner, to make loans to municipalities for municipal purposes not to exceed nine million dollars for the fiscal year 1992-93. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

The Speaker Michael Ballantyne

The motion is in order, Mr. Pollard. To the principle of the bill.

An Hon. Member

Question.