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Supplementary To Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Justice, Mr. Kakfwi.

Further Return To Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Madam Speaker, if an individual with whom we want to contract is the only party that we think can fulfil the contract and we need them on an urgent basis, and the party we are contracting requires some equipment in order to fulfil that contract, we would consider providing equipment in order to have the work completed as we request it. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Final supplementary, Mr. Whitford.

Supplementary To Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, I would like to ask the Minister of Justice a final question. It is my understanding that a former employee of the Department of Justice who is now living out of the territories -- they were only here a short time and they are now living out of the territories in one of the provinces -- was recently awarded not one, but two sole source contracts, totalling some $50,000 and may have been provided with computer equipment by the department. Could the Minister provide this House with information regarding these contracts, including an explanation of why these contracts were not put out to public tender and whether there was any conflict of interest when the contracts were sole-sourced to that former employee?

Supplementary To Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Justice, Mr. Kakfwi.

Further Return To Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Madam Speaker, we can provide the information. I feel that there is nothing wrong or improper about what has been done and we will provide the information as the Member requests, in order that we can all make that judgement together. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Question 326-12(5): Policy For Sole Source Contracts
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. The honourable Member for Iqaluit, Mr. Patterson.

Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Madam Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Public Works and Services. Madam Speaker, on December 13 and 14, 1993, I raised some concerns from my constituency about allocation of housing units and what seemed to be extraordinary repairs and maintenance on those units that appeared to be eligible for sale. The Minister asked for particulars and promised to investigate. I provided particulars in a Member's statement and also in a subsequent letter to the Minister, but I'm still waiting to hear the results of his inquiries, and so are my constituents. I would like to ask the Minister what is happening. Thank you.

Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Public Works and Services, Mr. Morin.

Return To Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I just signed off a letter today to Mr. Patterson advising him of what is happening in Iqaluit. I requested the Minister of Finance to look into the issue and to do an independent audit and respond to the questions and issues you raised. I expect that answer back this month. Thank you.

Return To Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Patterson.

Return To Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Madam Speaker. It must be ESP, Teflon Don is still delivering. I will eagerly await the response. Thank you.

---Laughter

Return To Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

There was no question there, Mr. Patterson.

---Laughter

Return To Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Michael Ballantyne Yellowknife North

There was no answer either.

---Laughter

Return To Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Question 327-12(5): Repair And Maintenance Of Housing Units For Sale
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Item 5, oral questions. The honourable Member for Yellowknife Centre, Mr. Lewis.