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Return To Question 562-12(7): Status Of Water Services In Nwt Parks
Question 562-12(7): Status Of Water Services In NWT Parks
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I would like to ask the Premier...Listening to the radio this morning, I noted there was an interview done with the Minister responsible for fire suppression. In that interview, he indicated what type of resources we were using. Looking through the request for proposals and trying to determine whether we're using all our resources, the Minister indicated we're only using one DC-4 to attack the fires in the Sahtu area. Can the Premier indicate to this House whether or not we're using all resources for land-based aircraft and fire suppression to address those fires in the Sahtu region? Thank you.

Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Madam Premier.

Return To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, it's my understanding that all the resources are deployed in the Northwest Territories. The resources that aren't being used in the Sahtu region are deployed in other parts of the Northwest Territories. I don't have the exact details, but the Minister, in a call last night, indicated that he did not want to take all the resources out of other areas that probably are very subject to a quick forest fire at this time with the dry season. So the resources are, if not deployed in Sahtu, in other parts of the Northwest Territories. Thank you.

Return To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Thank you. Supplementary, Mrs. Marie-Jewell.

Supplementary To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. We all know that there are now two communities, and everyone knows that I'm concerned about the fire season this year. When communities are evacuated and a state of emergency is declared -- and it's my understanding they're near that state -- generally you call in other resources, whether they be from the south, whether they be the military or whatever. What other resources besides what the Northwest Territories has provided have been called in to assist addressing these fires in the Sahtu region? Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Madam Premier.

Further Return To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, I believe the statement by the Minister of Renewable Resources this morning did indicate that there were other resources brought in. Two more CL-215s are coming from Quebec. The Caterpillars working to establish a fireguard at Jackfish Lake are, I believe, local. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Further Return To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Supplementary, Mrs. Marie-Jewell.

Supplementary To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Would the Premier provide to the Members of this House the types of resources that are addressing the fire issue in the Sahtu so we can tell if we're using all our resources or what areas they're in? I think in a situation like this, the government has to make every effort to use as many resources as possible, whether they be from the south or from the north, to address an emergency state. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Madam Premier.

Supplementary To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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Nellie Cournoyea Nunakput

Mr. Speaker, I will get that information and provide it. The question is taken as notice because I would have to get that information. Thank you.

Supplementary To Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Question 563-12(7): Aircraft Services Used In Fighting Sahtu Forest Fire
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

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

Question 564-12(7): Review Of Request For Proposals Re Bird Dog Aircraft Services
Item 6: Oral Questions

June 9th, 1995

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Jeannie Marie-Jewell Thebacha

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I have a question to the Minister responsible for FMBS. I would like to know whether or not Mr. Pollard has received a letter with respect to doing a review on the request for proposals on the air tanker aircraft and Bird Dog aircraft services in the Northwest Territories. Has he received a letter requesting a review be done on this particular request for proposals? Thank you.

Question 564-12(7): Review Of Request For Proposals Re Bird Dog Aircraft Services
Item 6: Oral Questions

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The Speaker Samuel Gargan

Chairman of the Financial Management Board, Mr. Pollard.