This is page numbers 1471 - 1524 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 ---agreed.

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Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Safety and Public Services, Mr. Nerysoo.

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Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We had hoped to have those regulations done by July. There are some problems with regard to translation and the resources available for French translation of those regulations. So that is the status right now.

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Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Supplementary, Mr. Whitford.

Supplementary To Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Tony Whitford Yellowknife South

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is confusing to the public knowing that regulations have already been drafted and it is a matter of translating. I would like to know why there is no money, if indeed it is a money problem. Perhaps rather than asking about the money, when can we expect these to be done? Surely, the Minister could find some money to do this.

Supplementary To Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Nerysoo.

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Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Richard Nerysoo Mackenzie Delta

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. One of the problems is the federal government were the ones that were supposed to be involved in paying for the translation of our legislation into the French language. Part of the problem is we have not received all of the resources that are necessary to complete these translations. This, I believe, is just one situation that could occur in the future with other regulations and other pieces of legislation, if we don't have the federal government seriously committed to the obligations they say they are committed to. From a practical perspective, it makes it difficult for anyone developing regulations.

On the other hand, I can advise the Member that we have made those who are involved in this responsibility aware of our concern and we want to get on with getting the work done. The English version of those regulations are complete. What we need now is to ensure that the French translations take place. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Question 667-12(7): Status Of Mine Safety Regulations
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 668-12(7): Reasons For Laying Off Air Operations Manager
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a question for the Minister responsible for the fire suppression program. Mr. Speaker, the Minister indicated today that the manager of the air operations and administration division received a written notice of lay-off, that the position has been discontinued, and the requirements to work for three months were being waived by the deputy minister.

Mr. Speaker, we all know that lay-offs apparently occur when a position is terminated as a result of lack of work or discontinuance of a function. We all know that the fire suppression function certainly hasn't been discontinued and there is certainly not a lack of work available. Can the Minister explain which of these reasons were used for laying off the individual; the air operations manager in the fire suppression program? Thank you.

Question 668-12(7): Reasons For Laying Off Air Operations Manager
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister responsible for the forest fire management program, Mr. Morin.

Question 668-12(7): Reasons For Laying Off Air Operations Manager
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Don Morin Tu Nedhe

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. My understanding is this individual has obtained the services of a lawyer, so I don't think it's proper for me to answer any questions on this issue in this Assembly. I'll take the question as notice. Thank you.

Question 668-12(7): Reasons For Laying Off Air Operations Manager
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 669-12(7): Allocation Of Community Freezer For Arctic Bay
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Ludy Pudluk High Arctic

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Regarding my question to the Minister of Renewable Resources, there was a concern regarding the Arctic Bay community freezer. Although it is quite old, they repaired it and had it running again. Has the Department of Renewable Resources made any plans for allocating a community freezer for that community? Thank you.

Question 669-12(7): Allocation Of Community Freezer For Arctic Bay
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Minister of Renewable Resources, Mr. Arngna'naaq.

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Question 669-12(7): Allocation Of Community Freezer For Arctic Bay
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 21st, 1995

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

(Translation) Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The Arctic Bay community freezer was one of the freezers inspected during the annual inspection. They figured out which communities needed new freezers and reported on what needs to be repaired and what needs to be done in each of the communities. This report will be ready next month and will be taken to Cabinet for consideration. At the meeting of FMBS, these things will be considered. I'm quite confident that Arctic Bay will be considered to the best of their benefit. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Question 669-12(7): Allocation Of Community Freezer For Arctic Bay
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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