This is page numbers 367 - 397 of the Hansard for the 12th Assembly, 5th 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 education.

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Madam Speaker

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Whitford.

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I appreciate the response that the Minister has given. I would like to know whether he will be giving special attention to the area of education. Education, as we just spoke about earlier today and yesterday, the direction towards 2010. We have a large number of students in Alberta from the Northwest Territories who are attending post-secondary educational facilities. I wonder if the Minister would give special attention to that area.

Supplementary To Question 217-12(5): Impact Of Alberta Budget On Nwt
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Madam Speaker

Thank you. Minister of Finance, Mr. Pollard.

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John Pollard Hay River

Madam Speaker, I will certainly have the budget looked at to see what impact there will be on education as far as Albertans are concerned. I will leave the detailed analysis to the Department of Education, Mr. Nerysoo's department, to judge the impact on our territory. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

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Madam Speaker

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. The honourable Member for Deh Cho, Mr. Gargan.

Question 218-12(5): Cost Estimates On Education Programs
Item 5: Oral Questions

February 25th, 1994

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

Thank you, Madam Speaker. My question is to the Minister of Education and it's with regard to the costs of running Akaitcho Hall. I know that under their discussion paper on the strategy to 2010, they looked at an estimated needs assessment of capital money required. It goes up to about $843 million. Has the Minister also used the operation of Akaitcho Hall as part of those cost estimates, or is it that we close Akaitcho Hall and that's it? I think we should spend more capital dollars in the regions as opposed to keeping Akaitcho Hall open.

Question 218-12(5): Cost Estimates On Education Programs
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Madam Speaker

Thank you. Minister of Education, Mr. Nerysoo.

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Madam Speaker. The cost estimates in the presentation yesterday, were based on actual school needs. It was the schooling needs that had to be dealt with. If you recall a comment by Ms. Balanoff that a factor that is not in here is the Arctic College programming, the post-secondary. These are just the actual school needs to respond to the needs of our children. It's the actual school needs. That includes the whole matter of responding to the growth of our communities, in other words the population. We

see it as being the requirement to respond to the educational facility needs.

I want to advise the honourable Member that one of the discussions that has gone on is with the Yellowknife Education District No. 1 about the possibility of utilizing Akaitcho Hall as additional instructional space. In other words, they need the instructional space for high school programming. So that possibility is there. In other words, we don't have to build new space but, in fact, renovate that particular space to provide high school programming. The reason is that there has been an expansion in the high school population. So that's one of the considerations as well, and we're looking at that. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

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Madam Speaker

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Gargan.

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

With the kind of direction that the western Arctic is going in, are we anticipating the same kind of direction from the eastern Arctic?

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Madam Speaker

Minister of Education, Mr. Nerysoo.

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I'm not clear, if the honourable Member could explain, maybe in another question. However, on the matter of closures of residences, generally in regional residences, we're reviewing the whole matter right across the Northwest Territories. We're considering the possible closure of Ukiivik, we're considering the closure of Grollier Hall because there is a decline in the number of students who are attending those particular residences. We're considering other uses for those particular residences, as well. It's all the result of an initiative on community high school programming. But it is our intention to move in that particular direction.

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Madam Speaker

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Gargan.

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Samuel Gargan Deh Cho

So, Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet would anticipate the same kind of direction.

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Madam Speaker

Thank you. Minister of Education, Mr. Nerysoo.