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Further Return To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Arvaluk, supplementary.

Supplementary To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
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Item 6: Oral Questions

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James Arvaluk Aivilik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Since these new arrangements that the Minister is talking about are now being looked at, I would like to ask the Minister...Another concern too, Mr. Speaker, there are anxieties being built up that some GLO positions will be cut in half. There are some other rumours, too. Wouldn't it make more sense to explore new sources of funding for GLOs in each community before causing anxiety and uncertainty by giving lay-off notices to all your employees.

Supplementary To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Okay, Minister.

Further Return To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Only to respond in this way, that the proposal that has been accepted by communities like Arviat, Baker Lake, Rankin Inlet, Coppermine, Fort Providence, Yellowknife, Wha Ti, Good Hope, Inuvik and Fort Simpson and they are all ideas that had been given to the communities and asked for their suggestion as to whether or not they wanted to participate. Those were the communities that came in and said we do want to participate, we want to develop a constructive approach to delivering social assistance, and as such, those were the only communities we dealt with. The other communities did not seem interested and therefore, because of the transfer that will occur on April 1, 1995, it was decided that we had to give the appropriate notice, the three-month notice, but they still have an opportunity, if those communities are interested, to review that possibility. So if the communities are interested they should give notice of that fact immediately or as soon as possible.

Further Return To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Final supplementary, Mr. Arvaluk.

Supplementary To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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James Arvaluk Aivilik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Supplementary, this is a little bit upsetting, Mr. Speaker, so you will have to bear with me. I think I heard, in the past, that we agreed to create divisional boards if standards for education were kept up; that is a policy of the Department of Education, we will transfer some other responsibility to the other communities in the area of education, as long as we keep the employment standards and security of the employees so that they are respected and they are accommodated for their employment. Why can't this kind of respect be shown to the GLOs who have been serving

the community for a long, long time and have very important responsibilities?

Supplementary To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister Nerysoo.

Further Return To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I will just indicate to the honourable Member, I am not responsible for the GLOs. What I am trying to advise the honourable Member of is the pilot initiatives that the department, in conjunction with Health and Social Services and the Executive, undertook to ensure that we provided an alternative employment opportunity for those executive services officers or government liaison officers. This offer was made to the communities; it was taken up by a limited number of communities, the others chose not to, that is the unfortunate thing. And therefore, recognizing that transfer had to take place, those notices were given. But, the notices themselves were not given by myself, as Minister, or my department. They do not, at this particular time, work for us, other than those that are on the pilot initiatives.

Further Return To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 7, written questions. Point of order, Mr. Patterson.

Point Of Order

Further Return To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
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Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to request unanimous consent to go back to oral questions. I don't think we can let the new Minister of MACA attend this first question period without asking at least one question. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

My first ruling is that's it's not a point of order, but you could request unanimous consent to return to oral questions.

Further Return To Question 82-12(7): Glo Positions In Communities
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Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I can see I'm going to learn more about the rules under your guidance. Mr. Speaker, may I request unanimous consent to go back to oral questions so Mr. Ng can be properly broken in?

---Laughter

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Patterson is seeking unanimous consent to return to oral questions. Are there any nays. There are no nays, Mr. Patterson. Go ahead.

Question 83-12(7): Location Of Nwtam Annual Meeting
Revert To Item 6: Oral Questions

February 16th, 1995

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Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is to the new Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, who I congratulate. I thank whoever delivered me the paper on parliamentary practice.

---Laughter

Mr. Speaker, my first question to the new Minister is, is the Minister aware of the location for the next meeting of the Northwest Territories Association of Municipalities? Thank you.

Question 83-12(7): Location Of Nwtam Annual Meeting
Revert To Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Mr. Ng.