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Committee Motion 14-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 3, Carried
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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Henry Zoe North Slave

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, with regard to the next recommendation, I move that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts recommends that the Department of Public Works and Services, on behalf of the government, provide a comprehensive listing of payments over $5,000 made to suppliers and contractors by the Government of the Northwest Territories on a non-cumulative quarterly basis, to be tabled in the Legislative Assembly within 45 days of the end of each quarter.

Committee Motion 14-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 3, Carried
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Mr. Zoe, your motion is in order. To the motion. Mr. Pollard.

Committee Motion 14-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 3, Carried
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John Pollard Hay River

Mr. Chairman, obviously we'll try to produce that information, but the last few reports that we've tried to get down to the $5,000 level have generated a tremendous amount of computer time in order to access the data. It has caused management problems with the computer and, on top of that, it has produced great, huge reports that would take quite a bit of sifting through. I don't have a problem with trying to do it but logistically, it may be a little more difficult. Obviously, we'll try to do it. In the event we're unable to comply, we may suggest to the committee a higher cut-off number, such as $20,000, $30,000 or $50,000 which would make it easier to get the information out. Just a comment, Mr. Chairman. Thank you.

Committee Motion 14-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 3, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Pollard. To the motion.

Committee Motion 14-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 3, Carried
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An Hon. Member

Question.

Committee Motion 14-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 3, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? Motion is carried.

---Carried

Recommendation 4, Mr. Zoe.

Committee Motion 15-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 4, Carried
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Henry Zoe North Slave

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. With regard to the recording of capital expenditures, I move that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts recommends that the government review the capital planning process and the role of the Legislative Assembly in priorizing the capital expenditures, and present options for ensuring legislative spending approval, while improving process flexibility.

Committee Motion 15-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 4, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

The motion is in order. To the motion. Mr. Pollard.

Committee Motion 15-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 4, Carried
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John Pollard Hay River

Mr. Chairman, again, I do not have any problem doing what the motion requests. I would like to couple it with the suggestions that have come from the Standing Committee on Finance with regard to the split budget. I would like to handle the two at the same time. One may influence this motion, Mr. Chairman. If the committee would accept the fact that we will handle them both at the same time, it will not be a problem. Thank you.

Committee Motion 15-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 4, Carried
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Pollard. To the motion.

Committee Motion 15-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 4, Carried
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An Hon. Member

Question.

Committee Motion 15-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 4, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

Question has been called. All those in favour? All those opposed? Motion is carried.

---Carried

Recommendation 5, Mr. Zoe.

Committee Motion 16-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 5, Carried
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

October 11th, 1994

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Henry Zoe North Slave

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Recommendation 5 deals with the issue of video conferencing. I move that the Standing Committee on Public Accounts recommends that the Department of Personnel, in cooperation with Northwestel, implement a pilot project in Yellowknife to test the cost-benefits of using video conferencing technology for staffing procedures.

Committee Motion 16-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 5, Carried
Item 20: Consideration In Committee Of The Whole Of Bills And Other Matters

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Zoe. Your motion is in order. To the motion.

Committee Motion 16-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 5, Carried
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An Hon. Member

Question.