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Supplementary To Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Michael Ballantyne Yellowknife North

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The second part of that response is interesting. Even though we haven't taken advantage of it, because we haven't built any social housing that needed the O and M component, if, for instance, the Minister this year decided to build 100 units that weren't part of the home ownership plan, would the federal government cost-share the O and M?

Supplementary To Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Mr. Morin.

Further Return To Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is my understanding that, no, they would not.

Further Return To Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Morin. Final supplementary, Mr. Ballantyne.

Supplementary To Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Michael Ballantyne Yellowknife North

Final supplementary. Let me just try to pin this down so everyone knows. Essentially we have come to the end of capital. They've capped O and M. So my last question is a question I've asked the Minister. It's always been my fear that now they've done those two things, the next thing they are going to do is look into cutting back on their O and M commitments. The Minister was going to look into it to ensure that our present agreements were airtight and that there's no chance that the federal government will start to claw back their commitment to O and M funding of our present stock. Is the Minister confident that he can protect the present agreement with the federal government for their present social housing stock?

Supplementary To Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Mr. Morin.

Further Return To Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is my understanding that we do have tight agreements with the federal government. Whether or not they can find a way to get out of those agreements, we will try to ensure that they do not, and I will make the Minister of CMHC aware that we would be most unhappy if they did back out of the agreements that are signed and sealed already. Thank you.

Further Return To Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Question 647-12(7): Status Of Federal Capital Assistance For Housing
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Morin. Next on my list I have Mr. Koe, but is there anybody who wants to ask an oral question who hasn't asked one yet and who wants to do so? Nobody? Mr. Koe.

Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 19th, 1995

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Fred Koe Inuvik

Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. The training for recreation leaders has been provided by the Aurora College with funding provided through the municipalities which in turn receive their monies from the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. It's been my understanding that up till now, these students who take the recreation leadership program have been sponsored through subsidized wages by their municipalities.

I understand also that the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is now or may be changing its policies with regard to providing funds to municipalities for supporting the recreation leadership program.

I would like to ask the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs, is the department changing its policies for funding recreation leadership programs in the municipalities?

Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Mr. Nerysoo.

Return To Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Currently, the department provides a funding subsidy of 80 per cent of the salary, up to the amount of $35,000, to municipalities for their recreation leaders; coordinators, we call them. We've found, Mr. Speaker, that some municipalities are having a difficult time finding people from the communities to undertake the recreation leadership program and to complete their studies, and have requested that we allow them to have candidates for the recreation leadership programs who are not from the Northwest Territories and still receive the subsidy. So, based on that, we are looking at removing the criteria of having the eligible candidate be from the Northwest Territories, at the municipalities' request. Thank you.

Return To Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you. Supplementary, Mr. Koe.

Supplementary To Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Fred Koe Inuvik

The recreation leadership program is probably one of our most successful ones provided by Aurora College. I'm just curious, if the policy is changing, what does that mean in terms of the type of sponsorship that is going to be provided to students who are from the north, or wherever, to take this program?

Supplementary To Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Deputy Speaker Brian Lewis

Thank you, Mr. Koe. Mr. Ng.

Further Return To Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Question 648-12(7): Status Of Provisions For Funding Recreation Leaders' Program
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Kelvin Ng Kitikmeot

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. What it will mean, Mr. Speaker, is if a municipality requests that they continue to receive the subsidy for a recreation leader who is not from the Northwest Territories, the department will allow them that flexibility, given that we encourage municipalities to hire individuals who have completed the recreation leadership program, Mr. Speaker. Thank you.