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Return To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Supplementary, Mr. Koe.

Supplementary To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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Fred Koe Inuvik

Mahsi. Thank you for that information. I've read and heard several reports about cuts, not only in the north but across Canada, to the weather information services. Most of

the airports, especially in the south, have transferred to automated weather information services. I would like to ask the Minister if our airports will continue to be manned, or will they be cut and replaced by these automatic weather information services? I know there have been some cuts already, but will all of the airports be transferred to these automated services?

Supplementary To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Todd.

Further Return To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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John Todd Keewatin Central

Mr. Speaker, I think it is important to differentiate. The flight service stations still remain in the hands of Transport Canada. They will be looking after the operations and maintenance of the airports. I do recognize what my honourable colleague is saying. There is some talk about putting in automated systems, both in his area and in the Cambridge Bay area. That is being done in southern Canada at the present time. We are under discussion with Transport Canada that the difference, if you want, between us and the rest of the country is that in most cases, but not in all cases, the primary mode of transportation into Arctic communities is by air and that some preference must be given to ensure that they are manned by people rather than by automated equipment. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Supplementary, Mr. Koe.

Supplementary To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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Fred Koe Inuvik

Thank you. There is also some concern about the role of firefighters in these airports. Some of the airports have manned teams on 24-hour standby at the airports. Are there going to be any cuts to these services at these airports?

Supplementary To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Todd.

Further Return To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We recognize that right now the firefighting and safety aspects of airports are coming under review right across Canada. We are working hard, as I said earlier to try to maintain the current level of services and the jobs that relate to operating these nine Arctic A airports, but it's my understanding that the discussions, as they relate to fire safety and emergency measures, are still under debate with the different organizations in the aviation industry, and, at this time, I couldn't assure the honourable Member whether or not there will be cuts. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Final supplementary, Mr. Koe.

Supplementary To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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Fred Koe Inuvik

In response to one of my earlier questions, the Minister made a statement about the federal Ministry of Transportation are still going to have some responsibilities, and I am not really clear what they will be, but I would like to ask in terms of the aerological weather observation program.

Last week, I raised a question about the tenders which are being let, and I believe the tenders for this service are for two or three years, so I am wondering why the federal Ministry of Transport would be letting these long-term contracts if ownership and management are going to change.

Supplementary To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Todd.

Further Return To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. In discussions right across the country, not just in the territories, it is my understanding that in the flight services and safety components of airports, the federal ministry will still retain authority and responsibility for that. Even though we may be negotiating the nine airports here or a municipality in southern Canada may be negotiating to run their airport, the flight safety and services components of Transport Canada would remain with Transport Canada. Therefore, if there are any contracts which come under their jurisdiction, then they have the mandate, responsibility and fiscal authority to meet these decisions that my honourable colleague alludes to. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 613-12(7): Results Of Arctic A Airport Negotiations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 614-12(7): Northern Accord Negotiations
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 15th, 1995

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Michael Ballantyne Yellowknife North

Thank you. My question, Mr. Speaker, is to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. It is to do with northern accord negotiations.

We seem to be getting mixed messages. I know the Minister has been in discussions with aboriginal organizations and the federal government for many months. There seem to still be some differences of opinion as to whether or not a northern accord will go ahead. My concern is, if the northern accord doesn't go ahead or if the federal government, for whatever reason, decides that it won't proceed with a northern accord, do we have a fall-back position? So my question to the Minister is, is there is another mechanism besides the northern accord to protect northerners to make sure they get their share of benefits and opportunities if the northern accord doesn't go ahead?

Question 614-12(7): Northern Accord Negotiations
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Mr. Todd.