This is page numbers 1341 - 1373 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 chairman.

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Return To Question 620-12(7): Status Of Birthing Centre For Baffin Region
Question 620-12(7): Status Of Birthing Centre For Baffin Region
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 621-12(7): Taloyoak Funding Request For Full-time Court Worker
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Ningark Natilikmiot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Justice. By this time, the Minister may have received a request for funding from the hamlet of Taloyoak. According to my understanding, Mr. Speaker, the hamlet of Taloyoak has a part-time court worker, and that community has requested funding to make that part-time court worker full time. We all know that the justice system is very complicated. The court system is also complicated. Even we, as seasoned politicians, find both to be very complicated. I am sure the people in the small communities find them to be more complicated than we expect them to understand. Has the honourable Minister received a request from the hamlet of Taloyoak for funding? Thank you.

Question 621-12(7): Taloyoak Funding Request For Full-time Court Worker
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Justice, Mr. Kakfwi.

Question 621-12(7): Taloyoak Funding Request For Full-time Court Worker
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Stephen Kakfwi Sahtu

Mr. Speaker, I will take the question as notice. Thank you.

Question 621-12(7): Taloyoak Funding Request For Full-time Court Worker
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The question has been taken as notice. Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Ballantyne.

Question 622-12(7): Inclusion Of Ndilo In Five Year Capital Plan
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 15th, 1995

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Michael Ballantyne Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, my question is to the chairman of the Financial Management Board and the Finance Minister. Mr. Speaker, last year, for the first time in many years, the community of Ndilo in my constituency was left out of the five-year capital plan. Chiefs Sangris, Beaulieu and myself had a meeting with the Minister of Finance a couple of months ago. He was going to look at some ways to get Ndilo back in the plan. I would now like to ask if the Minister can confirm that Ndilo will be put back into the capital plan of the Northwest Territories.

Question 622-12(7): Inclusion Of Ndilo In Five Year Capital Plan
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Finance, Mr. Pollard.

Return To Question 622-12(7): Inclusion Of Ndilo In Five Year Capital Plan
Question 622-12(7): Inclusion Of Ndilo In Five Year Capital Plan
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Good afternoon. Mr. Speaker, even though Ndilo is not on the capital plan in the books this year, the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs advises me that there is $100,000 set aside for them this year to make some upgrades on an access road. The Minister of MACA and myself have discussed this issue, and we will address the five-year capital plan and Ndilo's requirements as we go through the planning cycle in this upcoming budget. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 622-12(7): Inclusion Of Ndilo In Five Year Capital Plan
Question 622-12(7): Inclusion Of Ndilo In Five Year Capital Plan
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Antoine.

Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My question is for the Minister of Health and Social Services regarding the Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act. Mr. Speaker, this act was passed in the House, and my constituents have approached me on this particular act wanting to know how they could go about using the custom adoption act so that an adoption would be recognized. There are people aware that such an act is in place and they want to use it, but I understand that a lot of development has to take place with this act before it can be implemented.

The information I have is that the proclamation of the Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act is expected to occur on or before September 30, 1995. I would like to ask the Minister responsible if this proclamation will happen on or before September 30, 1995. Thank you.

Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Health and Social Services, Ms. Cournoyea.

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Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, just to give an outline on where we are, what the plans are and the target dates; we're now ready to establish a registry at headquarters complete that by June 30th. The target date to prepare an information kit for communities in the process of recruiting, appointment and training and for the payment of fees is by September 30, 1995. The target date for selection of the Adoption Commissioners is November 30, 1995. Training for Adoption Commissioners will take place by December 31st.

Mr. Speaker, as I indicated earlier, while we are going through the process and the steps that have to be taken, the department and I are trying to work out an interim measure where we can take care of some of the areas where people want quicker action and to try to look after the backlog that presently exists. So, although we have to go through the process and take these steps, we still feel we should assign a couple of people just to deal with trying to get some of the outstanding backlog completed.

Mr. Speaker, I hope we can stick with our targets and get the job done, and I'll make a further report on just how far along we are in our ability to meet all our targets and to have the act completely enforced, called and in action. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Return To Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Supplementary To Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jim Antoine Nahendeh

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the answer. It further clarifies for me the status of the Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act. I think it's long overdue. We have debated it and passed it in the House, and this government is just trying to implement it.

It's good to hear that there might be an interim measure. It seems to me, Mr. Speaker, that it is not too certain whether or not the government will do this, and I would just like to ask the Minister if she could further clarify for the House exactly what this interim measure means, especially with the time frame? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Question 623-12(7): Enforcement Date Of Aboriginal Custom Adoption Recognition Act
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Ms. Cournoyea.