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Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 20th, 1995

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a question I would like to direct to the Minister of Transportation. Just recently, the Minister announced the final takeover of the airports which includes Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Hay River and Iqaluit airports. These are Arctic A airports. I had raised the issue some time ago, Mr. Speaker, concerning the paid parking at the Yellowknife airport. It is quite inconvenient for the public, in some instances. There are several machines they have to use in order to enter the parking lot and pay their fee, including a change machine. When I raised the issue before, Mr. Speaker, I asked if there were other airports in the territories that had paid parking. Is Yellowknife the only airport that has paid parking?

Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Todd.

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Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Yes, I believe my honourable colleague is correct. Yellowknife, in the centre of the territories, is the only airport that has paid parking. Thank you.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Supplementary, Mr. Whitford.

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Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Will the Minister's department be looking at making the parking situation uniform with the Arctic A airports? Inuvik has the same type of parking as Yellowknife, yet there appears to be free parking there. So does Iqaluit, Hay River and Fort Smith. Will there be any change in the policy that will affect those other airports as well as ours?

Supplementary To Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airport
Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Todd.

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Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

Mr. Speaker, it isn't our intention at this time to institute any additional parking fees in any of the airports at this time, Mr. Chairman. Thank you.

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Supplementary, Mr. Whitford.

Supplementary To Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airport
Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Then I would ask a further question. Has the department considered removing the barriers that restrict parking in our Yellowknife airport? Will he make this more equitable?

Supplementary To Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airport
Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Todd.

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Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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John Todd Keewatin Central

It isn't our intention at this time to make any changes to the current policy as it relates to parking fees at the Yellowknife airport. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions.

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Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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An Hon. Member

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Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Final supplementary, Mr. Whitford.

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Question 663-12(7): Parking Fees At Arctic A Airports
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. What kind of revenue would he generate from this kind of a system that isn't working half of the time; that is very inconvenient to the public. What kind of revenue are we talking about here?