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Supplementary To Question 624-12(7): Residency Requirements For Qualifying Under Bip
Question 624-12(7): Residency Requirements For Qualifying Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Morin.

Further Return To Question 624-12(7): Residency Requirements For Qualifying Under Bip
Question 624-12(7): Residency Requirements For Qualifying Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We have the business incentive policy before Cabinet and, hopefully, it will address all the loopholes that exist in the older policy. I'm hoping and feel quite confident that we'll be able to table that in this session. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 624-12(7): Residency Requirements For Qualifying Under Bip
Question 624-12(7): Residency Requirements For Qualifying Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Item 6, oral questions. Mr. Allooloo.

Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 15th, 1995

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have listened with interest to the points Mr. Patterson has been making. Mr. Speaker, I have tried a number of times to relate to the Minister of DPW that there are unfair practices that are taking place because of the business incentive policy. I take it the Minister is trying to fix it. The Minister stated that if the Member knows of any practices that seem unfair to long-term northerners, he should relate them. I have stated a number of times to the Minister that there are, in my interpretation, non-residents of the Northwest Territories who are considered residents of the Northwest Territories when they apply the BIP.

Mr. Speaker, would the Minister be open to making the business incentive policy apply the same as the voters' list? I understand that, to vote in the Northwest Territories, and to be considered a Northwest Territories resident, you have to be here a year in order to vote. Also, the voting requirements for local governments require that you be there for a certain time. Would the Minister be open to changing the policy so that northern residents have to be here a year before they are considered under the business incentive policy, and that to be considered a local business person, you have to be eligible to vote in municipal elections? Thank you.

Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Public Works and Services, Mr. Morin.

Return To Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. That makes sense to me, and it seems to be a straightforward way to address the issue. I will attempt to do that. I am not going to change the document on the business incentive policy before Cabinet because it's on the agenda already, but when it comes into the House, that's a recommendation that Members can make, and hopefully, the business community will make it as well. It's not too late to change that document, after it goes through consultation, so we'll look at that seriously. That's a good idea. Thank you.

Return To Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Allooloo.

Supplementary To Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Titus Allooloo Amittuq

Mr. Speaker, we are running out of time in this Legislative Assembly. As Members know, this is the last session. Would the Minister be able to table the document, after it goes through Cabinet, before this weekend? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Morin.

Further Return To Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you. Mr. Speaker, I understand the Member is asking for the document to be tabled before tomorrow. I don't think so. Hopefully, we can get it done before this session ends. That's what I am attempting to do. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Question 625-12(7): Stricter Residency Requirements Under Bip
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 626-12(7): Adherence To Policies Re Lay-off Of GNWT Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask the Minister responsible for FMBS a question. Mr. Speaker, this afternoon, the Premier announced that there will be an investigation carried out by labour relations with regard to the positions of the assistant manager of air operations and an air attack officer. Would the Minister be willing to expand the investigation to include the manager of air operation's position and to determine whether or not the method used for lay-off notices was in accordance with the policies and procedures of this government regarding lay-offs? Thank you.

Question 626-12(7): Adherence To Policies Re Lay-off Of GNWT Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister responsible for the Financial Management Board, Mr. Pollard.

Return To Question 626-12(7): Adherence To Policies Re Lay-off Of GNWT Employees
Question 626-12(7): Adherence To Policies Re Lay-off Of GNWT Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Pollard Hay River

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yes, Mr. Speaker. Thank you.

Return To Question 626-12(7): Adherence To Policies Re Lay-off Of GNWT Employees
Question 626-12(7): Adherence To Policies Re Lay-off Of GNWT Employees
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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