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Question 584-12(7): Priority List Of Budget Cuts
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Minister of Finance, Mr. Pollard.

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Question 584-12(7): Priority List Of Budget Cuts
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Henry Zoe North Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It has been brought to my attention that the community of Snare Lake is encountering problems with their community freezer. I understand that the Minister has been made aware of the problem. I would like to ask the Minister if he could give us a status report on what the department is planning to do to rectify the problem of the local community freezer. Thank you.

Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Renewable Resources, Mr. Arngna'naaq.

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Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 12th, 1995

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The department has, as all Members know, been doing a review of all the community freezers across the Northwest Territories. They have also gone into communities where freezers are required. At the present time, I believe the report is being completed and the study that was done is being assessed. A submission will be made to Cabinet and to FMB in the not-too-is that distant future. Thank you.

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Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Zoe.

Supplementary To Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Henry Zoe North Slave

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I understand that the department is doing a comprehensive review of all local community freezers but the problem that the community of Snare Lake is encountering is a specific problem with the existing freezer. I understand that the Department of Public Works and Services that maintains the unit on behalf of Renewable Resources have indicated they have made his department aware of the existing problem. I understand the community freezer, at one time or another, has conked out and all the meat was destroyed. Although the unit is running, they have a lot of health concerns about the smell being created. I understand the Department of Renewable Resources has been made aware of it and I'm wondering what their plan is to rectify the problem. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Arngna'naaq.

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Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The situation in Snare Lake has been assessed, just as every other freezer in every other community has been assessed. We have a lot of similar problems in various communities. With this report having been completed, with all community freezers being assessed, we will be able to come out with a plan as to how all the freezers will be handled. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Zoe.

Supplementary To Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Henry Zoe North Slave

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Speaker. I understand that the department is doing a comprehensive review of all community freezers but I think it is warranted now, especially when the weather is really hot and the community wants to use the existing freezer, that it be fixed. I don't think

it is a major problem; I think it could be fixed at reasonable cost. I appreciate what the department is doing and I know they're assessing all the community freezers, but isn't the department going to address this specific problem? The other thing I would like to ask the Minister, Mr. Speaker, is when he anticipates this report will be concluded. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Mr. Arngna'naaq, two questions.

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Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I know that a lot of the freezers, especially those that are older, are having similar --not problems like having been turned off in the middle of the summer or something --problems that could be fixed with very little work and at very little cost. I think with this report, we will be able to priorize which communities need work immediately and the least amount of effort which will be required to fix which freezer.

I believe the report has been completed and a submission is now being prepared, so I would say it would be ready in the next few weeks. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Question 585-12(7): Problems With Snare Lake Community Freezer
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Item 6, oral questions. Oh, I wasn't keeping track of the time. Time for oral questions is over. Item 7, written questions. Item 8, returns to written questions. Item 9, replies to opening address. Item 10, petitions. Item 11, reports of standing and special committees. Item 12, reports of committees on the review of bills. Item 13, tabling of documents. Ms. Cournoyea.

Item 13: Tabling Of Documents
Item 13: Tabling Of Documents

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table Tabled Document 121-12(7), a summary of international travel which was undertaken at GNWT expense from December 1, 1993 to April 4, 1995 by Cabinet Members, deputy ministers, assistant deputy ministers, executive assistants and other Cabinet staff. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.