This is page numbers 1311 - 1340 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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Further Return To Question 606-12(7): Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice
Question 606-12(7): Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, it was our suggestion that the fourth Supreme Court judge be appointed. There was strong recommendation to have that judge specifically located in the Nunavut territory.

Further Return To Question 606-12(7): Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice
Question 606-12(7): Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice
Item 6: Oral Questions

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An Hon. Member

Hear! Hear!

--- Applause

Further Return To Question 606-12(7): Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice
Question 606-12(7): Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice
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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

We also seek to have changes in federal legislation to allow for the appointment of a chief justice of the Supreme Court. At this time, we have a senior judge who presides over the functions of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, but we do not have a chief justice. It's our view that even with the three judges at this time, that we could seek to have a chief justice appointed. We need Mr. Rock to initiate work to make amendments to federal legislation to allow for the appointment of a chief justice of the Supreme Court, and to provide appropriate funding to allow for the creation and function of that office. It's my hope that the good Member of Parliament for Nunavut will see, in this case, that this is something we need and will support us when the time comes and work as hard on it as he would other essential services of the Northwest Territories. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 606-12(7): Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice
Question 606-12(7): Appointment Of Supreme Court Justice
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 607-12(7): Regional Consultation On Housing Issues
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 14th, 1995

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Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister responsible for the Housing Corporation. I think the Minister knows that I was very impressed with the manner in which people in my region were consulted on housing issues, and then the burning issue of the day was the new rent scale last year. I would like to ask the Minister if he has plans -- since there were many other issues related to housing raised in those consultations to deal with design, method of delivery and construction -- to have further consultations with the regions in the current year on other housing issues. Thank you.

Question 607-12(7): Regional Consultation On Housing Issues
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Minister of Housing, Mr. Morin.

Return To Question 607-12(7): Regional Consultation On Housing Issues
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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The consultation process is there to be carried on from year to year, so there will be consultations held in every community and every region every year from now until someone else changes it, I believe. We also have the Special Advisory Committee on Social Housing that has yet to meet to do some final work on the other recommendations from the communities and the regions, so we can respond to them prior to the next consultation. But most of the work is done. Thank you.

Return To Question 607-12(7): Regional Consultation On Housing Issues
Question 607-12(7): Regional Consultation On Housing Issues
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Item 6, oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Patterson.

Supplementary To Question 607-12(7):regional
Question 607-12(7): Regional Consultation On Housing Issues
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Dennis Patterson Iqaluit

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can I take it from the Minister's response that, subject to approval and agreement of the Special Joint Committee on Housing, consultations similar in kind and scope to the ones that took place last year could take place in the coming year on on-going housing issues? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 607-12(7):regional
Question 607-12(7): Regional Consultation On Housing Issues
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Morin.

Supplementary To Question 608-12(7): Summer Further Return To Question 607-12(7):regional Consultation On Housing Issues
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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Those consultations will happen for sure in every community in every region. The Special Advisory Committee on Housing have to meet to look at these other recommendations. Hopefully that could happen before those consultations start. But if it doesn't, then the consultations will proceed, regardless. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 608-12(7): Summer Further Return To Question 607-12(7):regional Consultation On Housing Issues
Question 607-12(7): Regional Consultation On Housing Issues
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 608-12(7): Summer Employment Initiatives For Kltlkmeot Students
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Ningark Natilikmiot

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Transportation. I think he is our friend. Every summer, school children don't have many activities in the communities, Mr. Speaker. Right after the school year ends, there are activities whereby they can still go out on the land using skidoos and ATVs, but in mid-summer activities are sadly lacking. As the Minister is aware, the smaller communities want to make roads that are accessible by ATVs, especially in the Nunavut area where there are no highways.

Also, there is a problem with wharves in the Nunavut communities. I think we can create jobs for younger people in building these docks. Can the Minister of Transportation tell me exactly what kind of job creation programs are being planned for young people in the Nunavut area, especially in the area of Gjoa Haven, Taloyoak and Pelly Bay?

Question 608-12(7): Summer Employment Initiatives For Kltlkmeot Students
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Todd.

Return To Question 608-12(7): Summer Employment Initiatives For Kitikmeot Students
Question 608-12(7): Summer Employment Initiatives For Kltlkmeot Students
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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As my honourable colleague knows, the access road policy, which we put into effect the last two years, is really a condition of a request that was put forward by Mr. Ningark three years ago. That particular program has had overwhelming success in the communities. It is a program that provides access to fishing, hunting and traditional areas. It is done in cooperation with the hamlet councils, as they provide some support through equipment, et cetera. I am optimistic that that is one area this year where the budget has been fully taken up by proposals that have come in. I believe there is some activity. I can't Consultation On Housing Issues quite recall, but I think there is some activity in Gjoa Haven and Pelly Bay this year. We are looking at the possibility of working with the municipality of Taloyoak who have requested some support for exactly what Mr. Ningark was talking about, and that is ATV small roads into areas which both youth and elders can use for recreational, spiritual and traditional use. Thank you.