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Supplementary To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Housing, Mr. Morin.

Further Return To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Madam Speaker. No, we have not accepted the responsibility to deliver housing to aboriginal people, but we are a public government and we do deliver a public housing program that's available to all people. We have written to all the chiefs and all the Inuit leaders in the Northwest Territories, basically telling them that we are here to support them and to assist them in any way possible for them putting their case forward with the federal government on telling them they have the responsibility to supply housing to aboriginal people.

The $17 million extra we have gotten from this government is because we know the consequences of not supplying that housing are capital dollars to build that housing. We in no way are taking on the responsibility to supply housing to aboriginal people. It's clearly a federal government responsibility. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Lewis.

Supplementary To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Brian Lewis Yellowknife Centre

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I would like to ask the Minister then, since he's tried every avenue that's conceivable including many visits to Ottawa, what is his next plan, what is the next strategy he intends to employ in order to get the federal government to recognize that this is a responsibility that they must live up to?

Supplementary To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Housing, Mr. Morin.

Further Return To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I have been in contact with Jim Sinclair from the Native Council of Canada as well as Rosemarie Kuptana from an Inuit organization. We have tried to get in contact with Ovide Mercredi, as well. We have been in constant contact with our chiefs and our Inuit leaders, our housing authorities, Metis locals and all other organizations to see exactly what avenue we can take now. We are expecting any day now, or any week to hear from the federal government on their new initiative which is in the red book on aboriginal housing, as well as a rural and remote program, both of which the Northwest Territories would qualify for. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. The honourable Member for Deh Cho, Mr. Gargan.

Further Return To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, I would like to direct my question to the Minister of Renewable Resources, Mr. Arngna'naaq, and it's with regard to guide training, Madam Speaker. Last year, there were, I believe, about 20 people in Providence who took level I guide training. This year they would like to go beyond level I and go into level II. They used an individual last year from Fort Smith who delivers that type of program. They would like to see the same individual go back to Providence. I would like to ask whether the Minister is aware that this training program is happening, and the community has requested that the program start in November. I would like to ask the Minister whether he supports the community in ensuring that the program continues to level II and that the person be from Smith who does the training, and whether it could start in November.

Further Return To Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Question 97-12(6): Continuing Efforts To Restore Federal Social Housing Funding
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Mr. Gargan, you have three questions posed to the Minister and that's the purpose of supplementary questions. Would you like to rephrase your question to ask one specific question? Thank you.

Question 98-12(6): Minister's Support Of Level Ii Guide Training Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

October 11th, 1994

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

I'd like to ask the Minister yes or no.

---Laughter

No, I'm just kidding. I'd like to ask the Minister whether or not he supports the level II training that's happening in Fort Providence.

Question 98-12(6): Minister's Support Of Level Ii Guide Training Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Renewable Resources, Mr. Arngna'naaq.

Question 98-12(6): Minister's Support Of Level Ii Guide Training Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I would very much like to take responsibility of guide training, but I believe that is an area that Mr. Todd, the Minister of Economic Development is responsible for. Thank you.

Question 98-12(6): Minister's Support Of Level Ii Guide Training Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Mr. Todd.

Return To Question 98-12(6): Minister's Support Of Level Ii Guide Training Program
Question 98-12(6): Minister's Support Of Level Ii Guide Training Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Well, I'd very much like to take responsibility of guide training as well, but I believe it's the Minister of Education.

---Laughter

No. I'm not aware of the specifics in relationship to the guide training, second level, with respect to Fort Providence, but I know that's an important initiative in the department. I'll look into it and get back to the honourable Member with the status of the level II guide training program in Fort Providence which is supposed to start in November. Thank you.

Return To Question 98-12(6): Minister's Support Of Level Ii Guide Training Program
Question 98-12(6): Minister's Support Of Level Ii Guide Training Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Just before we go on, there was an oversight on my part. The question should have been asked again by Mr. Gargan, directed to Mr. Todd. I just want to make Members aware that only the Premier can answer questions for other Ministers once it's directed to a specific Minister. If Members can remember that in the future, I'd appreciate it. Item 6, oral questions. The honourable Member for Iqaluit, Mr. Patterson.