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Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

The Minister of Renewable Resources, Mr. Arngna'naaq.

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Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I was aware that they were not products of the Northwest Territories. They were merely prototypes that were put together by a group down south who are professional garment makers and were used to demonstrate what types of products could be made from sealskin products. My attempt to show these products in the Legislative Assembly was to show the types of products or merchandise that could be produced in the Northwest Territories because these prototypes were developed for a particular project that was being done in the Northwest Territories. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Supplementary, Ms. Mike.

Supplementary To Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Rebecca Mike Baffin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. If, in fact, they were just samples of the types of products that can be made in the NWT, why did those products have Minnguq Sewing Group labels on them? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Arngna'naaq.

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Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I believe that was the organization that the prototypes were made for to show that these are the types of products that can be made by that particular organization. I believe that was work requested by...Was it Minnguq? I am not quite familiar with the title. They had requested these prototypes. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Supplementary, Ms. Mike.

Supplementary To Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Rebecca Mike Baffin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The information provided to me the last time I visited my constituency was that they, too, were surprised that there were products being made under their name. However, Mr. Speaker, the Minister is not convincing me that the Minnguq Sewing Group had made these requests. Otherwise, I would not bring it up in this House. That is the reason why I asked if he was made aware that the products that he passed around in this House were made outside the NWT and the sealskin was actually from Newfoundland. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Supplementary To Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Arngna'naaq.

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Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I can only relay the information that I receive, and this is the information that I received. Now, the products that the Member saw in this Assembly, I believe were just a demonstration of the type of products that could be produced in the Northwest Territories. The products were solely to be used as prototypes by residents of the Northwest Territories. It could be that the Development Corporation or some other organization had set this up on behalf of the Minnguq Sewing Group, and I believe that was the direction that the products were going, and I'll ensure that those products will end up with the group that the labels were titled under with a follow-up to the organization within the respective department. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions. Final supplementary, Ms. Mike.

Supplementary To Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Rebecca Mike Baffin Central

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Will the Minister ensure in the future that there is an actual letter from the presidents of organizations if similar things should happen through his department? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Mr. Arngna'naaq.

Further Return To Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 8th, 1995

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Silas Arngna'naaq Kivallivik

Yes, I will. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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Question 557-12(7): Minister's Knowledge Of Newfoundland Sealskins
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Item 6, oral questions, is now over. Item 7, written questions. Item 8, returns to written questions. Item 9, replies to opening address. Item 10, petitions. We will take a 15 minute break.

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