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Supplementary To Question 397-12(7): Consultation Re Amendments To Migratory Birds Convention
Question 397-12(7): Consultation Re Amendments To Migratory Birds Convention
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Dent.

Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, to follow up on my Member's statement earlier today, I would like to ask the Minister of Safety and Public Services if he will establish a bipartite committee to review the 1990 panel report and legislation in other jurisdictions and report on changes needed in our employment standards legislation?

Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Mr. Nerysoo.

Return To Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. All I can say to the honourable Member is that was one of the components that was proposed for consideration under the workplace commission for review. Unfortunately, we got to a point where there was a rejection of that particular direction. As such, we have no fiscal resources in order for us to pursue

the recommendation or the suggestion being made by the honourable Member.

I do want to reiterate, as I have indicated before, that this particular matter has to be dealt with at some time and it is a very significant task, as has been pointed out by the honourable Member.

Return To Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Dent.

Supplementary To Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Charles Dent Yellowknife Frame Lake

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Supplementary to the same Minister. Mr. Speaker, I have reviewed the proposal for the northern workplace commission and would advise the Minister that one of the reasons that this was rejected was that it was proposed with a budget of $1.8 million. The panel report that was tabled in this House in 1990 cost the government about $60,000. Mr. Speaker, what I recommended is that that panel report be reviewed by a bipartite committee and that they report back further. Mr. Speaker, that would not cost, I wouldn't think, even $60,000. Would the Minister consider this kind of economic approach to having a review of the employment standards act?

Supplementary To Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Nerysoo.

Further Return To Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I don't think that anybody here would, nor would I, reject any economic process that would review these particular issues, but the problem with trying to address one issue at a time is that there is a bigger picture and a bigger issue that has to be addressed. I will consider the comments that have been made by the honourable Member. I also want to advise the honourable Member that I did have discussions, on several occasions, with the president of the Federation of Labour, Mr. Jim Evoy, on this particular matter. His advice was very similar to the honourable Member's, and I am aware of the suggestion. Either way, Mr. Speaker, it requires financial resources and I will take seriously the comments that have been made by the honourable Member.

Further Return To Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Question 398-12(7): Establishment Of Bipartite Committee On Employment Standards Legislation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Question period is over. Item 7, written questions. Mr. Patterson.

Written Question 19-12(7): Northern Preference Commitments With Nova Construction Limited
Item 7: Written Questions

April 4th, 1995

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Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would the Minister of Public Works and Services provide the following information:

Was Nova Construction given northern preference for their tender on the rent supplement housing contract in Clyde River built during 1994? What commitments did Nova make to the NWT Housing Corporation to employ local residents in the Clyde River supplement contract?

To what extent did Nova Construction deliver on its commitments to employ local residents in the Clyde River job?

What penalties, hold-backs or other actions were taken by the NWT Housing Corporation against Nova Construction as a result of any unfulfilled commitments on the Clyde River job? Thank you.

Written Question 19-12(7): Northern Preference Commitments With Nova Construction Limited
Item 7: Written Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Item 7, written questions. Mrs. Marie-Jewell.

Written Question 20-12(7): Summary Of International Travel
Item 7: Written Questions

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would the Premier please table the following:

A summary of all international travel undertaken by GNWT expense since December 1, 1993 by:

1) Cabinet Ministers;

2) deputy ministers and assistant deputy ministers of all departments;

3) ministerial executive assistants and other Cabinet staff;

and include the following information:

1) the destination, purpose and dates of this international travel;

2) travel and accommodation expenditures associated with each trip;

3) the amount of airline travel points awarded associated with each trip.

Written Question 20-12(7): Summary Of International Travel
Item 7: Written Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 7, written questions. Mr. Zoe.

Written Question 21-12(7): Proposed Amendment To The Migratory Birds Convention
Item 7: Written Questions

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Henry Zoe North Slave

Thank you. My question is directed to the Minister responsible for Renewable Resources.

Could the Minister of Renewable Resources advise me if the government has developed a position on the proposed amendments to the Migratory Birds Convention and, if so, what is it?

If there is a GNWT position, could the Minister then advise how this position was developed? Were there consultations or discussions with aboriginal stakeholders in particular that I am not aware of?

Has this position been communicated to the Canadian negotiating team and, if so, through what process?

Given that the Dogrib Treaty 11 people have a number of vital concerns with the Canadian position as it stands now, could the Minister ensure that the necessary steps are taken to bring these concerns to the attention of the Canadian negotiating team? Thank you.

Written Question 21-12(7): Proposed Amendment To The Migratory Birds Convention
Item 7: Written Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 7, written questions. Ms. Mike.