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The Chair Ludy Pudluk

Thank you. To the motion, Question has been called. All those in favour? Opposed, if any? The motion is carried.

---Carried

Fort Smith, total region. Mr. Minister.

Motion To Renovate Thomas Simpson School, Fort Simpson, Carried

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move that the 1992-93 capital estimates for the Department of Education under the activity schools, be increased in the amount of $400,000 for the project to renovate Thomas

Simpson School, Fort Simpson.

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The Chair Ludy Pudluk

Thank you. The motion is in order. To the motion. Question has been called. All those in favour? Opposed, if any? The motion is carried.

--- Carried

Fort Smith, total region, as amended. Mr. Minister.

Motion To Add 12-Bed Student Hostel, Fort Simpson

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I move that the 1992-93 capital estimates for the Department of Education under the activity schools, be increased in the amount of $800,000 to add the project, a 12-bed student hostel, Fort Simpson.

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The Chair Ludy Pudluk

Thank you. Your motion is in order. To the motion. Mr. Arvaluk.

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March 2nd, 1992

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James Arvaluk Aivilik

That is our average family in the Eastern Arctic, 12 people, 12 beds in one five-bedroom house for $80,000. Why a 12-bed hostel? It would be nine times more expensive. Is there something wrong with the design? Can it not be constructed a little cheaper?

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The Chair Ludy Pudluk

Thank you. Mr. Minister.

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. On the advice of the Department of Public Works, that is the amount we are told we would spend in order to construct this hostel. It is a 12-bed hostel that would include the hostel parents. We agree we will look at the project. I will work with the Minister of DPW to see if he can cut expenditures in this project.

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The Chair Ludy Pudluk

Mr. Gargan.

Moving Away From Hostels And More Into Home Boarding Concept

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

During the last Assembly there was a direction implemented by the former government in regard to trying to get away from having student hostels and to go into the home boarding concept. I believe it was on that basis that some initiatives in some regions were dropped and this whole new concept was accepted. Is this government again changing its direction with regard to student hostels? Are we looking at this all over and going to move in that direction regardless of the cost factor, whether it is cheaper to homeboard students as opposed to building these expensive facilities?

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The Chair Ludy Pudluk

Mr. Minister.

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Since the government started to use home parents as an alternative to hostels, that has been most successful in most cases. In Fort Simpson, unfortunately, we are at the capacity to use the home boarding. Whenever possible we will try to use the home boarding as a way to educate kids that are not from that particular community. At the current time in Fort Simpson we are at our limits.

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The Chair Ludy Pudluk

Mr. Gargan.

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

So this is a whole new facility being built? We are no longer looking at using the existing hostel.

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The Chair Ludy Pudluk

Mr. Minister.