This is page numbers 909 - 930 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 chairman.

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Further Return To Question 399-12(5): Termination Of Hay River Group Home Contract
Question 399-12(5): Termination Of Hay River Group Home Contract
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. The honourable Member for Baffin South, Mr. Pudlat.

Question 400-12(5): Status Of Community Hall For Sanikiluaq
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Kenoayoak Pudlat Baffin South

(Translation) Thank you, Madam Speaker. I have a question for the Minister. In Sanikiluaq, it was quite a long time ago that it happened -- I don't know how long ago, maybe two or three years -- that we have been working on this project. We wanted to get a community hall. They were going to consider applications for the community hall after the arena was built. Maybe the Minister of MACA would be able to tell me when they are planning to establish a community hall there. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Question 400-12(5): Status Of Community Hall For Sanikiluaq
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Mr. Arngna'naaq.

Return To Question 400-12(5): Status Of Community Hall For Sanikiluaq
Question 400-12(5): Status Of Community Hall For Sanikiluaq
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

(Translation) Thank you, Madam Speaker. In answer to the question from my colleague for Baffin South, the hamlet councils in the communities have been requested to establish a capital plan for the next year. In the immediate future, applications have not arrived yet from some of the communities for a capital plan. I have not seen their request or application for a community hall, so I cannot answer at this time. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Return To Question 400-12(5): Status Of Community Hall For Sanikiluaq
Question 400-12(5): Status Of Community Hall For Sanikiluaq
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. The honourable Member for Inuvik, Mr. Koe.

Question 401-12(5): Clarification Of Remarks Made By Renewable Resources Minister
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Fred Koe Inuvik

Mahsi, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, in reviewing the unedited Hansard of March 28, 1994, the Minister of Renewable Resources made some statements. In the excitement of the discussions, I guess I didn't hear the comments that were made. I would like to ask the Minister for some clarification on a statement he made on page 2051 of the unedited Hansard of March 28. I quote: "The Dene, for instance, and Metis, I know, and the Inuvialuit for that matter, may differ. At least with the Dene and Metis, if they don't make the regulation and they have no part in the management of the resource, then they have little regard for the laws and quotas that are set by this government."

I would like to ask the Minister what he meant by that statement?

Question 401-12(5): Clarification Of Remarks Made By Renewable Resources Minister
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. I just want to caution Members that when you quote the unedited Hansard, you don't take the quotes out of context. Minister of Renewable Resources, Mr. Kakfwi.

Return To Question 401-12(5): Clarification Of Remarks Made By Renewable Resources Minister
Question 401-12(5): Clarification Of Remarks Made By Renewable Resources Minister
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Thank you, Madam Speaker. The context in which those remarks were made is in the context that for the most part, the Dene and the Metis have been calling consistently -- at least since 1974 -- for recognition that they have a right to govern themselves. The territorial government, as such, was denounced as a government not of their choosing. With that regard, the laws that are made, sometimes even by the federal government, are not held in the esteem they should be held by the Dene and the Metis.

In recent years, with more involvement of northern people in the making of laws and regulations and in moving, for instance, in the Department of Renewable Resources, to managing cooperatively with communities and aboriginal groups the wildlife resources, the esteem they hold for laws and regulations has gone up considerably. That is the context in which those remarks were made. Thank you.

Return To Question 401-12(5): Clarification Of Remarks Made By Renewable Resources Minister
Question 401-12(5): Clarification Of Remarks Made By Renewable Resources Minister
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. The honourable Member for Kitikmeot, Mr. Ng.

Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Madam Speaker. My question is to the Minister of Social Services. It is my understanding that the department, directly or indirectly, pays rents and utilities for at least two private sector units on behalf of social assistance clients in Coppermine. These housing units are former northern rental units that were written off by the local housing association and purchased through the local tender process by individuals.

Unfortunately, these housing units are in terrible condition. Two of them are on the honey bucket system, none have running water, there hasn't been any upgrading and minimum maintenance has been done on these units. I would like to ask if the Minister if it's the policy of the department to pay rent to private landlords, either directly or indirectly, on behalf of social assistance clients who have no housing? Thank you.

Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Social Services, Ms. Mike.

Return To Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Rebecca Mike Baffin Central

Thank you, Madam Speaker. For the social services recipients, the department does pay rent, whether it is for the housing corporation or for the unit they are renting. Thank you.

Return To Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Ng.

Supplementary To Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I would like to ask the Minister, then, if the department has minimum standards they set for these residential units prior to them allowing social assistance clients to live in them? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Question 402-12(5): Policy On Paying Rent For Social Assistance Clients
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Social Services, Ms. Mike.