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Question 617-12(7): Status Of Community Water Pumps For Fire Protection
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, Mr. Ng.

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Question 617-12(7): Status Of Community Water Pumps For Fire Protection
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I'm not sure about the status of the honourable Member's suggestion, but I will get in touch with the department and get back to the Member on that. Thank you.

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Question 617-12(7): Status Of Community Water Pumps For Fire Protection
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Item 6, oral questions. Ms. Mike.

Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Rebecca Mike Baffin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Last week, I made a statement about custom adoption in Clyde River; that I'm currently working with 13 families in an attempt to get the birth certificates for those custom adopted children. Some are now old enough to enter the workplace. My question is for the Minister responsible for Health and Social Services. What is the status of the implementation of the Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act?

Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Health and Social Services, Ms. Cournoyea.

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, given the fact that to have the act implemented would take a bit of time, and recognizing that people want to move ahead and get the outstanding problem areas resolved, what we are doing in the short term is bringing together a couple of people presently in the department and giving them assignments so we can help these people along.

The implementation of the Aboriginal Custom Adoption Act Recognition will just take a little bit more time; however, we realize the urgency of some of these matters and I will be prepared to appoint two people who will take on the task in the interim, probably by Monday. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Supplementary, Ms. Mike.

Supplementary To Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Rebecca Mike Baffin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. On February 28, 1995, in response to Mr. Koe's question, the Minister responsible informed this House that an information kit will have to be prepared for communities, that an orientation process was needed for an Adoption Commissioner and payment procedures will have to be finalized. What is the status of that information kit?

Supplementary To Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Ms. Cournoyea.

Supplementary To Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, this work is presently being done. I will have to take the question as notice because I don't know right at the moment exactly where the kit is at. As I said, Mr. Speaker, it has taken a little longer than expected to get the work concluded. However, I will make a report on that and, in the meantime, we will try to accommodate some of the initiatives that are moving ahead of the process and the policy, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Question 618-12(7): Status Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act Implementation
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Mrs. Marie-Jewell.

Question 619-12(7): Application Of NWT Safety Act To Bird Dog Officers
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 15th, 1995

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Good afternoon, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask a question of the Minister of Safety and Public Services. Mr. Speaker, last week, I questioned the Minister at great length, about the matter of legal jurisdiction. He indicated that this government did not have the responsibility under our Safety Act, to deal with the refusal of the Bird Dog officers to work. He indicated the responsibility lies under the Canada Labour Code.

Mr. Speaker, I want to indicate to the Minister that I sought a legal opinion on this, because I believe the responsibility lies with the Government of the Northwest Territories, under our Safety Act. I want to indicate to the Minister that, in as much as he feels this is covered not by the NWT Safety Act but by the Canada Labour Code, it is currently, indeed, under the NWT Safety Act that this responsibility does lie.

So, I want to ask the Minister whether or not he will review, once again, the NWT Safety Act to assure the air attack officers, who refused to work for this government, that they are, indeed, the responsibility of the Government of the Northwest Territories under the NWT Safety Act. I would like to ask the Minister, would he review this to determine whether this act applies to the Bird Dog officers? Thank you.

Question 619-12(7): Application Of NWT Safety Act To Bird Dog Officers
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Safety and Public Services, Mr. Nerysoo.

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We will certainly review the matter. In fact, I have given instructions already to my staff to get the Department of Justice to advise

them about the legal responsibility we have, and to ensure we have the proper interpretation necessary for us to carry out our responsibility.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Supplementary, Mrs. Marie-Jewell.