Madam Speaker, I'm sure I can table the response to his letter, too. I have it here because I heard the honourable Member was saying he didn't receive a copy and I was a bit concerned about it, so we checked our files and indeed he did receive a response to his letter.
As to what is being done, as the Member also knows, over the years, there has been some indications that the Government of the Northwest Territories should put some positive spins to some of the positive attempts they are taking to serve the public in the Northwest Territories. To say something good about some of the expenditures that are made on behalf of the consumers, and that has been indicated quite a number of times, is that we do a lot of good things for the consumers. We do conduct programs. We do carry out daily delivery of services to people, but that seems to go without a lot of comment. So there was a purposeful attempt to put a more positive approach on the things that were being done in a positive way to serve the residents of the Northwest Territories. This is one publication that was seen as a good vehicle. Above and Beyond is often complimented as something that almost everyone can pick up.
There are a lot of travel arrangements that are made for patients and people who have to be referred elsewhere, they all get on the airlines, as well as the elite. There are a lot of people who read this particular magazine, including myself. I find it a very interesting publication with a lot of positive things being said, not only in the area of housing, but in economic development. There are really positive profiles of people across the Northwest Territories. I think a lot of people like the magazine. I certainly do, Madam Speaker.
The fact is, there was a suggestion to put a publication forward. Normally, the department would say they will put a major article in a paper and generate the general costs. I think on the detail of the costs, the Minister responsible can put a more positive light on exactly what it cost, where the publication was sent and where it was distributed. Madam Speaker, I sincerely believe we got good value for the dollar with the article. It tells about the Housing Corporation, about what kinds of programs we have, about what buildings we're building and what we attempt to do.
Hopefully, with this kind of publicity and the positive light, other funding institutions, such as the federal government, will look to see what can be done in a positive way and see that our program is worthwhile and certainly is in the right category for support. I believe the housing corporation has housed many people, it is an excellent program and it deserves a positive spin. Thank you, Madam Speaker.