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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Question 269-12(6): Difficulties Cashing Social Assistance Cheques In Natilikmiot
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Minister of Health and Social Services, Ms. Cournoyea.

Question 269-12(6): Difficulties Cashing Social Assistance Cheques In Natilikmiot
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Yes, I did have that issue raised to me by correspondence. The issue on the voucher option that was suggested by the regional organization was that it should be instituted. Madam Speaker, I will take that as notice because I am not sure exactly where we are with that. I know we were trying to find out where the regional organization suggested that it should go to a voucher system. I will take that as notice.

Question 269-12(6): Difficulties Cashing Social Assistance Cheques In Natilikmiot
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

The question is taken as notice. Item 6, oral questions. The honourable Member for Inuvik, Mr. Koe.

Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
Item 6: Oral Questions

October 27th, 1994

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Fred Koe Inuvik

Mahsi, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, last year, during the budget review, there was considerable discussion about the development of an informatics strategy. In this day and age, even with all the high-tech equipment we have, there is still a lot of paper, files, and there seems to be a lack of storage space, but still information has to flow. Could the Minister of Finance, who is also the chairperson of the Financial Management Board, please advise this House as to what the status is of the informatics strategy?

Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Finance, Mr. Pollard.

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John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, on September 13th, FMB gave approval to the FMBS to go ahead with its informatics strategy. So far, the senior management committee has been struck. It is comprised of the secretary of the Financial Management Board, the deputy minister of Public Works, the deputy minister of Education, two other deputy ministers and one regional director. They may be on a rotational basis, Madam Speaker.

We are about five weeks into the project right now. They are working to come back to us with information and suggestions on how we can better coordinate our information-gathering system in the Government of the Northwest Territories. Thank you.

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Koe.

Supplementary To Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
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Fred Koe Inuvik

Mahsi. Let's hope the committee doesn't get bogged down with information. What's the final target for completion of the report?

Supplementary To Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Minister of Finance, Mr. Pollard.

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John Pollard Hay River

Madam Speaker, there won't particularly be a report from this group of people. These people will be dealing on a daily and weekly basis with departments who want to go ahead with changes in systems or methods and so on. They'll be dealing with the ongoing sorting of what the project should be, how it should be handled and whether it conforms to and fits with the rest of the languages that are being used in the other information systems. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Further Return To Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Koe.

Supplementary To Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
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Fred Koe Inuvik

I find that strange. When you are dealing with a complicated system like we have in this government, one has to evaluate and assess what we have and where we want to go. You would think there would be a plan to achieve that target. I'm wondering why there wouldn't be a report or some kind of plan developed to make the changes that are required.

Supplementary To Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
Question 270-12(6): Status Of Informatics Strategy
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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Finance, Mr. Pollard.

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John Pollard Hay River

Madam Speaker, so that I don't confuse the House, there was a report done last year that identified the issues that we should address and made recommendations. The first recommendation was that there should be an informatics policy committee and that's the committee I've told the House about. Obviously, they have some targets in mind about what they would like to get accomplished during the different years as we go down the road.

If Members are interested, Madam Speaker, I'll circulate that workplan to Members so they can see the time lines these people are working with. Thank you.

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Final supplementary, Mr. Koe.