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Return To Question 413-12(5): Extent Of Fire Damage To Print Shop In Pangnirtung
Question 413-12(5): Extent Of Fire Damage To Print Shop In Pangnirtung
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Madam Speaker. I would just indicate that the fire at the Pangnirtung print shop occurred approximately at 12:30 pm today. The call was

The building, as we all know, is owned by the local arts and crafts cooperative, but is insured solely by the Government of the Northwest Territories. The fire department response was apparently very good. However, although the building is still standing, it is what you might say a total write-off. The preliminary estimates of losses are in the half a million dollar range. As we are advised that the loss includes the originals of every print ever made at the shop, it is possible that final losses may be much, much higher.

The print shop did not have a sprinkler system. The attached weave shop, a fairly new building, suffered only smoke damage and the assistant deputy fire marshal from Iqaluit, Ken Sheridan, will be flying into Pangnirtung on the first available scheduled flight, which is tomorrow morning. He will be coordinating the investigation, which will include the RCMP and a representative of the Government of the Northwest Territories risk management division from the Department of Finance. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Return To Question 413-12(5): Extent Of Fire Damage To Print Shop In Pangnirtung
Question 413-12(5): Extent Of Fire Damage To Print Shop In Pangnirtung
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. The honourable Member for Yellowknife Frame Lake, Mr. Dent.

Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Health. In some provinces there have been suggestions for changes in policies about when mammograms are offered to women. For instance, some jurisdictions have suggested that only women over 40 or 45 need to have mammograms automatically. I was wondering if the Minister could advise us as to what the Department of Health in the Northwest Territories policy is on mammograms.

Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Health, Mr. Pollard.

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John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Good afternoon. Madam Speaker, we are aware of these reports that surface, not only in this particular area, but in other areas as well, suggesting that certain procedures that have been practised for many years don't need to be practised before a particular period in a lady's life or a man's life.

With regard to the issue on mammograms, I have asked the department to review the data that is becoming available and make a recommendation to myself with regard to what our policy should be in this regard. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Return To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Dent.

Supplementary To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Madam Speaker, supplementary. I thank the Minister for advising me about the process for considering changes to the policy or to the new policy. My question was, do we have a current policy? My supplementary was then going to be following up on that.

Supplementary To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Health, Mr. Pollard.

Further Return To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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John Pollard Hay River

Madam Speaker, I am not aware of any policy that restricts a female in the Northwest Territories from having a mammogram. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Further Return To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Dent.

Supplementary To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Madam Speaker. Madam Speaker, if there is no policy that restricts a woman from obtaining a mammogram, does that mean, then, that a woman may go to a health centre and request a mammogram in any other community in the Northwest Territories?

Supplementary To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Minister of Health, Mr. Pollard.

Further Return To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Item 5: Oral Questions

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John Pollard Hay River

Madam Speaker, that procedure is between a lady and her physician or her health specialist in her particular community, and I can't second-guess a doctor or a nurse or somebody practising medicine in one of our communities as to when they would recommend and when they would not recommend that a lady have a mammogram. So I will look into the matter and see if I can get further information, but I think it varies with each practitioner and, of course, with each patient, as well. Thank you, Madam Speaker.

Further Return To Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
Question 414-12(5): Department Of Health's Policy On Mammograms
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The Speaker Jeannie Marie-Jewell

Thank you. Item 5, oral questions. The honourable Member for Nahendeh, Mr. Antoine.

Question 415-12(5): Hiring Authority Of Public School Board
Item 5: Oral Questions

March 29th, 1994

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Mahsi, Madam Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment on a statement on transfer of Sir John Franklin Territorial High School. He made a statement that the department and the public school board are discussing a negotiation to turn over the authority of the school on July 1. It says parents must have authority, that it is important that parents have the means to guide the education of their children throughout their school year and it says that part of the agreement is that the education district will hire any staff beginning their duties at the high

school this year. Does that mean that the department is turning over the hiring of the whole staff, including teachers, to this new arrangement? Thank you.