This is page numbers 549 - 580 of the Hansard for the 12th Assembly, 6th 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 housing.

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Committee Motion 40-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 10, Carried
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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The allocation is done according to need. In 1995-96, Fort Liard is going to get two units and Lutsel K'e is going to get two units. It is the same, so the need must be the same. The needs survey says Lutsel K'e needs 33 and Fort Liard is the same. They are the same, that is why they are getting the same amount of units.

What I would like to offer to the Member is a complete briefing on the needs survey and the allocation broken down by percentages, the Housing Corporation has all of that documentation. We can make arrangements with Mr. Gargan to go over all of that with him.

Committee Motion 40-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 10, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Minister. Mr. Gargan.

Committee Motion 40-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 10, Carried
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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I also asked a written question regarding the allocations for the last five years. I haven't received anything up to now and I would still like to play around with these numbers before we continue with Housing. I don't know how it is done, but I feel something is not right. I can't put my finger on it.

Committee Motion 40-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 10, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you very much, Mr. Gargan. Mr. Morin.

Committee Motion 40-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 10, Carried
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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I will send a letter around to all Members who are interested in knowing about this. We have done this previously, where we have briefed all Members of the Legislative Assembly on the needs survey and the allocation. I would be pleased to do it again.

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thanks for the offer, Mr. Morin. Any further general comments, statements or questions? Are you ready to go into detail? I note that your question, Mr. Gargan, was Written Question 11-12(6). Mr. Gargan.

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

How do you determine the survey in market communities? I just received a fax from Hay River and Mackenzie Place has some vacancies. Cedar Residence apartments also has a 20 to 30 per cent vacancy rate. The only one that has 100 per cent occupancy rate is the housing authority. There are units available. How do you determine how many Hay River is going to be getting? If you look at your allocations for this year, Hay River is getting the most.

Committee Motion 40-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 10, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Gargan. Mr. Morin.

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Hay River's need in the 1992 needs survey was 169. Their allocation this year is 13 units. Thank you.

Committee Motion 40-12(6): To Adopt Recommendation 10, Carried
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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Morin. Mr. Gargan.

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

He still didn't answer my question. How do you allocate in communities that have housing markets?

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Gargan. I would like to ask you to make all your statements through the chair. Mr. Morin.

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Exactly the same way as every other community except for Yellowknife. Thank you.

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The Chair Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Morin. Mr. Gargan.

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Then, are you suggesting that every community in the Northwest Territories has a housing market? Mr. Morin.