This is page numbers 1279 - 1309 of the Hansard for the 12th Assembly, 7th 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 education.

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Supplementary To Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to address, through you, a question to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. The question is with regard to legal interpreting. We have a situation in Dettah where the services of the two people who were laid off would have come in very usefully. However, they were laid off. Now we're waiting for a program to take shape. My point here is that we had people in place who could do the work, but they've been laid off, and now another department has taken over this responsibility and

we're into an area where these programs are being developed. What changes have been made to the operations of the program, if such a program exists now? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Further Return To Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I just want to advise the honourable Member that that particular matter is presently under review. We had a contract for a group to carry out that review. In fact, one of the portions was to consult the appropriate language groups so they were satisfied with the approach we were taking or the training we were offering. The other component is that we had to meet the determination as to which organization actually assumed the responsibility for the delivery of training.

The issue here can't be simply a matter of personalities. The fact is that there is still a lot of work with regard to terminology, both in the legal and in the health sense, that is very important to our people. The Dene languages, particularly, need to have the work done in a collective sense. In other words, we can't have one department assuming the responsibility for dealing with terminology, another department dealing with that issue, then having, for instance, the language bureau responsible for one portion of the training, Arctic College assuming the responsibility for another component of the training; then, we also have the cultural institutes that are also wanting to get involved in the whole matter of training. So this issue of all these components has to be reviewed, and we have to deliver the best services -- as the honourable Member has suggested -- to our aboriginal community; both the Inuktitut-speaking community and the Dene community.

Further Return To Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. You have one final supplementary to the Minister of Education, Mr. Antoine.

Supplementary To Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My final supplementary to the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment; if the present training program has been developed...There was a training program that was field-monitored and tested, is it going to be modified by interpreters? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Mr. Nerysoo.

Further Return To Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Mr. Speaker, I think there is a necessity for us to ensure we're responding to the appropriate language community in order for them to receive the best support possible. If there is a requirement to address the issue of training and to improve that training program consultation, Mr. Speaker, we will certainly ensure that that happens. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Question 590-12(7): Update On Legal Interpreting Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Again, I will remind Members that when they ask questions, they ask the questions of the appropriate Ministers. It is quite unfair to other Members when Members ask questions and another Minister has to respond. We have in this case, Mr. Antoine asking at least six questions at any given one time. I will ask the Members to make sure the appropriate Ministers respond to the questions asked. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Whitford.

Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 13th, 1995

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Good afternoon. Mr. Speaker, I have a question I would like to direct to the Minister responsible for Transportation. Recently, Mr. Speaker, a number of my constituents complained to me about receiving tickets from the RCMP for failing to have vehicle licences. In fact, their plates had expired, the reason being that they were never notified that the plates were expiring. The police apparently made enquiries and they were told by the department that there was a glitch in the computer system that had prevented them from doing that.

I would like to ask the Minister if he's aware of this problem and if he could see to it that some corrections are made forthwith, not so much because of the inconvenience, but it brings people into conflict with the law as a result of this.

Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Todd.

Return To Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I wasn't aware of this problem. I'll have it looked into and if there was a glitch in the computer system, we'll have that corrected post-haste. Thank you.

Return To Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Supplementary, Mr. Whitford.

Supplementary To Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to further direct a question to the Minister concerning the notification of renewals. I would like to ask the Minister whether it is a policy of the department to issue renewals. I've looked into the matter and in Alberta, it has been a policy for the last little while. I would like to ask if this is a policy in the territories as well.

Supplementary To Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Todd.

Supplementary To Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Question 591-12(7): Notification Of Licence Plate Renewals
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Mr. Speaker, I don't believe that we give notice of renewals of licences at this time. Do we? I'm not sure about the answer to this question, so I'll take it as notice. Thank you.